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Green Guard Environmental Institute

Definition - What does Green Guard Environmental Institute mean?

The Greenguard Environmental Institute is an independent organization that was formed with the aim of reducing exposure to indoor air contamination by certifying products and materials that do not emit dangerous levels of chemical contaminants in the indoor environment. It aims to assist companies and private individuals in choosing safer products and materials for indoor use.

Safeopedia explains Green Guard Environmental Institute

Furnishings, building materials, household or office products may emit potentially harmful levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) as well as airborne particulate pollution. The Greenguard Environmental Institute certifies the safest products, allowing for informed choices that limit the hazards of indoor air pollution in businesses, homes and schools. To achieve Greenguard certification, products and materials are tested for low emissions of over 10,000 potentially harmful chemicals. Since indoor air may be as much as 100 times as polluted as outdoor air, choosing certified products can make a significant contribution to overall indoor air quality and employee safety.

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