First Attempt at Comprehensive Database of Household Cleaning Products

The Environmental Working Group has been teasing us for about six months about their new Guide to Healthy Cleaning. EWG scientists have examined in the laboratory and rated for safety over 2000 household cleaning products, from laundry detergent to bathroom cleaner to air freshener. And, yes, some of these include the professional products used by [...]

The Chain of Infection, from Modern Cleaning: The Evolution of Chemical Free Cleaning

excerpt from Modern Cleaning: The Evolution of Chemical Free Cleaning, by Janice and Tom Stewart © 2011 The Chain of Infection The presence of a pathogenic microorganism does not automatically mean someone will get sick. For sickness to result from a pathogen, several other conditions must be met. The microorganism must get inside the human body, [...]

Conflicting Reports on Triclosan…the active ingredient in hand sanitizer

In this week’s Infection Control Today Hand Hygiene Update (8/20/2012), ICT shared two reports on Triclosan…conflicting reports. Triclosan is a synthetically-produced chemical widely used in products claiming antibacterial or antimicrobial properties: hand soaps, hand sanitizers, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, soap, shampoo, baby wipes, bedding, clothes, carpets, toys, and trash bags. Triclosan has been featured nearly every year in [...]

By |2017-08-30T00:31:12+00:00August 21st, 2012|Cleaning Chemistry, Healthy Cleaning, Hygienic Cleaning|

Measuring Clean is a Way to Protect and Maybe Improve Our Health!

By Vince Elliott Sitting in class not too long ago, students sneezed, coughed, bled and touched their way through each day and didn't think twice about it. You know how it was: what you couldn't see wouldn't hurt you. How things have changed. Given today's health risks, 'out of sight, out of mind' just isn't [...]

Profile of the Ideal Chemical Free Cleaner

The healthcare profession has long held a reasonably common set of criteria for the ideal disinfectant: be fast acting, even in the presence of organic substances, such as those in body fluid (resistant to inactivation) be effective against all types of infectious agents without destroying tissues or acting as a poison if ingested (broadly active) [...]

The Importance of Product Testing by Your Home Cleaning Company

We love to talk about the ways to reduce unnecessary additives in our lives and procedures…that’s why we developed the first Chemical Free Cleaning procedure for residential cleaning. But the first thing we do when presented with any new product is to test the claims made by the manufacturer. Product testing doesn’t have to be [...]

Engineered Water Alternatives

As science progresses, chemical-based cleaning is becoming a part of our past.  We are now seeing several chemical free cleaning alternatives becoming available.  Engineered water solutions are among the top on the list.  Ionized water and deionized water are two types of engineered water which utilize ONLY water, whereas, electrolyzed water and aqueous ozone are water based [...]

Being “Green” and “Eco-friendly” is More than Changing Your Cleaning Products

by CeCe Mikell, Marketing and Development If you aren’t currently, I encourage you to follow one of the most direct and least “catty” discussions on LinkedIn about “green cleaning solutions.” A simple question on the ISSA-The Worldwide Cleaning Association board started it: Any recommendations for a “green cleaning solution”? There are so many different types of cleaning [...]

Scare Tactic or New Status Quo: A Look at How Cleaning Chemicals are Affecting Your Body…and Your Life

It’s one thing for one cleaning company in the US to claim that the ingredients in your cleaning products are harmful, but you’d probably believe it if it was the front page expose in the Chicago Tribune, which is exactly what happened in May when investigative reporters Patricia Callahan and Sam Roe began a week-long series [...]

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