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Source: Make the Road NY
Subject: Health Justice & Access
Type: Pubs & Reports

The Toll of Household Cleaning Work Report


Executive Summary

Household cleaners face many challenges to their health and well-being at work including insecure employment, low wages, stressful working conditions and exposure to harmful chemical components of cleaning products. The Safe and Just Cleaners Study is a community-based participatory research partnership funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The study is collecting data on cleaners’ chemical exposures and other working conditions to develop safer cleaning approaches to reduce exposure for cleaners and their clients. The research partners, Make the Road NY, the Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment at Queens College, CUNY, and the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, are committed to making data available to affected communities, as they are collected, to influence ongoing policy and action discussions.

Download our report on The Toll of Household Cleaning Work here.