As we approach the “normal” start date for most schools in the U.S., the climate surrounding this pandemic and how it affects education has continued to get more convoluted. Public schools are being forced to follow unclear and unorganized directions from state governments, while private and independent schools are being left in many cases to fend for themselves. The one clear point is that there is a major need for direction, thought leadership and support in the education space. For this reason, Clean Republic is setting its sights on the education space with the intent to provide much needed support.
Clean Republic’s not so secret weapon is Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl), which is naturally produced in the human body as a part of the immune system. This solution is recreated outside of the body by applying a low electric charge to a combination of salt and water. Outside of the body, HOCl has many of the same benefits as inside of the body - it works to clean, sanitize or disinfect without using any synthetic chemicals that are known to cause health issues such as asthma and COPD. Clean Republic has developed a comprehensive cleaning program for schools using HOCl to its benefit. The program offers the necessary solutions to achieve the highest sanitation standards, and detailed marketing materials to assist in family education.
To clean throughout the day, the company recommends it’s All-Purpose Cleaners. These products come in several different sizes, can be kept in every classroom and used as much as needed. The company has also developed a hand cleanser, and offers touchless automatic Hand Cleanser dispensers. As it can be difficult to get students to wash their hands as often as they should - these dispensers make hand cleaning fun, while reducing the spread of pathogens by limiting physical contact.
In between classes, or as needed, schools can use the Clean Republic Disinfectant + Sanitizer (D+S), which is EPA approved for use against a wide range of bacteria and viruses including SARS-CoV-2, MRSA, Salmonella, H1N1 influenza A, HIV, Norovirus, and Rhinovirus. The product is OMRI listed and complies with USDA National Organic Program regulations. And perhaps most importantly, the Clean Republic D+S is one of the few disinfectants on EPA’s list N that has a Category IV toxicity rating, which means it's the lowest level of toxicity given by the EPA.
According to a new, independent study based on 20 years of research and published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, “Cleaning your home with national brand cleaners as little as once per week significantly and permanently damages lung tissue.* The study confirms that household cleaners are as damaging to lungs as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years.”
When used correctly, Clean Republic’s less toxic cleaning products do not pose the same threats as synthetic chemicals. They are gentle enough to use while students, and staff are present, which means it takes less time to clean. Additionally, our Disinfectant + Sanitizer can be used in a fogger or electrostatic sprayer which simplify application and reduce costs.
According to Clean Link, “The only [disinfectant] that should be used with electrostatics is Hypochlorous acid due to its low toxicity and neutral pH. Any other disinfectant should be applied by hand which is time consuming and allows for a higher risk of exposure to the workers and can pollute indoor air quality.”
Clean Republic also offers on-site generator installation at an affordable price point, which allows schools to generate Clean Republic products for years to come, without needing to order or ship them.
Clean Republic is more than a cleaning company, we are a revolutionary movement, striving to change the way we clean the Planet. We believe that people shouldn’t have to sacrifice their health by using harsh chemicals. By keeping our formula super simple - SALT+WATER+ELECTRICITY - we are able to achieve a powerful clean without the negative results. We can’t wait to talk to you about your school and how we can help you protect your community.
* The study specifically named ammonia, chlorine bleach, and quaternary disinfectant compounds as some of the likely culprits. But there are also many other dangerous compounds that name brand cleaners commonly use.
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