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More States Require 'Green' Cleaning Products

January 27, 2010

More states are requiring schools and government buildings to use environmentally friendly cleaning products, raising debate about their costs and benefits.

After a burst of legislation last year, 10 states including Connecticut, Illinois and New York require or encourage "green" floor waxes, window cleaners and other products in schools, according to Green Seal Inc., a nonprofit that certifies the products. Similar bills are expected to be debated this year in at least five states. From ABC News.