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.
There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the health and social impacts of the spread of COVID-19 — and we share your anxiety and questions. WVE is with you.
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.
We can control the cleaning products we use in our homes, but what about products that get used in public spaces? Learn more and what you can do to help #quitquats for good!
Parents and teachers concerned with grimy fingers and germ-laden desks often include disinfecting wipes on back-to-school shopping lists. But certain chemicals in many disinfecting wipes are linked to negative health effects. Learn more!
Quats are disinfectant chemicals commonly found in household cleaners like wipes that do not actually reduce household illness, and instead can cause harm to our health.
From ditching dryer sheets and disinfectants, to simple non-toxic DIY recipes, get tips and tricks on how to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals for you and your dormmates!
From avoiding disinfectant wipes to PVC-free school supplies, here are 4 easy steps you can take to ensure a safer, non-toxic, back-to-school for your kids.
Are disinfectant wipes on your child's back-to-school list? Yikes!
Those potentially harmful chemicals in the disinfectant are actually no more effective than plain old soap and water.