Wondering how to go about asking your school to quit the quats and use safer alternatives? Here are 5 important questions to get the conversation started and find solutions to help your school make the switch to safer.
One thing you can usually find on back to school supply lists is disinfectant wipes that often contain pesticides like ammonium quaternary compounds (or quats) linked to asthma, reproductive harm & more.
With more understanding and research, CDC's new guidelines state that disinfecting is largely unnecessary in most situations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
There are many vital conversations around keeping our homes & communities safe — about how-to and when-to reopen safely — and part of this discussion needs to include toxic chemicals, particularly in regards to the overuse and misuse of disinfectants.
Want to know if your disinfectant is using safer ingredients and is approved by the EPA to use against COVID-19? Check out this how-to video!
To help prevent the overuse and the misuse of disinfectants in schools, Women’s Voices for the Earth has released a toolkit for parents and guardians on how to talk to educators about safer alternatives. The toolkit includes a comprehensive list of EPA-certified safer disinfectants to combat COVID-19 that use active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide instead of toxic quats. But beyond disinfectants, the toolkit also highlights how to use these products safely, and stresses the importance and effectiveness of hand-washing for keeping kids healthy.
We know you want to keep your family safe from COVID-19, but also safe from toxic chemicals. Get answers on safer disinfectants, which ingredients to avoid, and other solutions to protect your health.
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PAQ member, Erin, shares her experience in helping a local preschool replace quats, and also offers helpful tips to help you get started quitting quats in your community.