Nurses who breathe in cleaning chemicals are more likely to get asthma: Nurses who are exposed to cleaning products, antiseptics and disinfectants in hospitals are 70 per cent more likely to be

By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor 3:16PM GMT 19 Jan 2009 Researchers in America found chemicals in wards run by nurses which could irritate the lungs including cleansers and antiseptics used on patients' skin, chemicals used in the sterilisation of equipment and all purpose cleaners such as bleach. Using powdered latex gloves, before they were phased [...]

By | 2018-06-15T17:02:10+00:00 October 26th, 2011|Cleaning Biology, Healthy Cleaning, Modern Cleaning (the book)|

Workers at Chinese mobile phone supplier poisoned by cleaning chemical: Several staff require continued care after 47 were treated last year for effects of n-hexane at factory that supplies Nokia

Tania Branigan in Beijing guardian.co.uk, Monday 22 February 2010 14.53 EST Article history Nokia says parts for its phones are not made on the Wintek production lines that have used n-hexane as a screen-cleaner. Workers at a Chinese factory that makes parts for mobile phone companies including Nokia have been in hospital for months after being poisoned by [...]

By | 2018-06-15T17:03:06+00:00 October 21st, 2011|Chemical Free Cleaning, Healthy Cleaning|

Chemicals in Hospital Cleaning Products May Affect Workers’ Health

by Deborah Brauser Authors and Disclosures April 1, 2009 — Many chemical ingredients found in common hospital cleaning products can affect workers' health through air and dermal exposures, according to results of a pilot study reported in the March issue of Environmental Health. "In recent years, cleaning has been identified as an occupational risk because of [...]

Commentary: Killing Germs with Electrical Fields – Using Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) Rather Than Toxic Chemicals?

By Allen P. Rathey Can you zap germs with a safe, controlled charge of electricity and kill them without using harsh chemicals? One company, Activeion Cleaning Solutions LLC (Minneapolis MN) says you can by a process called electroporation, which the company claims its activated water sprayer uses to kill 99.9% of germs to a sanitizing level using only tap water. [...]