Occupational Health Watch: August 2019
Using Microfiber for Asthma-Safer Classrooms
OHB's Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program is offering
safer cleaning guidance and microfiber cloths to protect the health of school staff and students in California classrooms.
sanitizers, and disinfectants, including disinfectant wipes, can worsen or even cause asthma.
Routine cleaning with microfiber cloths can safely remove dust, dirt, and germs without exposure to cleaning chemicals or disinfectants.
You can learn more about our Cleaning for Asthma Safe Schools Microfiber Challenge by visiting our
Teachers, schools, and school districts can
apply online to participate in the Challenge. Participants will receive safer cleaning recommendations and microfiber cloths
between now and October 1, 2019. We ask teachers to briefly document their cleaning efforts so we can share their experience.
Photo: Using microfiber for most classroom cleaning can reduce asthma triggers.
Cleaning for Asthma-Safer Classrooms Microfiber Challenge – OHB topic page
Cleaning for Asthma-Safe Schools (CLASS) – OHB topic page
Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program (WRAPP) – OHB website
Email Occupational Health Watch (OHW@cdph.ca.gov) with feedback or change of address.