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CIRI to help standards-setting organizations

June 9, 2005
CIRI to help standards-setting organizations

The newly formed Cleaning Industry Research Institute has hailed new "Green" cleaning certification programs - such as those recently announced by ManageMen and Green Seal - as the kind of industry initiatives needed to promote public interest in scientific research and the connection between cleaning and healthy indoor environments.

"The movement to create a cleaning industry research standard is gaining steam quickly," Jim Harris, Sr., interim director for the CIRI, said. "We enthusiastically welcome the two proposals to establish Green Cleaning standards because we see them as additional evidence of the increasing demand for a new approach to cleaning and maintenance practices based on scientific research and the application of approved procedures that enhance public health."