New Low-Impact Cleaning and Sanitizing Spray: GenEon Trio

As Activeion rocked the Chemical Free Cleaning world late last month, many cleaning companies who have built their low impact or chemical free cleaning methods around the hand-held sprayer began turning to each other asking: what else is there? What the Activeion Ionator brought to the home cleaning world (and to commercial and janitorial cleaning [...]

Video: Biofilm Formation

You know that smell that tells you something is rotten or growing mold? That’s a by-product of biofilm. When biofilm has grown large enough to be seen, it is usually described as a congealed or gelatin-like substance with an unpleasant odor. This video helps to show how biofilms form. Pay careful attention to the segment [...]

By | 2017-08-30T00:17:36+00:00 May 9th, 2012|Cleaning Biology, Modern Cleaning (the book)|

In praise of germs: Why common bugs are necessary for kids

It may seem like we are contradicting ourselves by sharing this article, but, in fact, we completely agree that our bodies require contact with both health-empowering bacteria (like the flora needed for digestion) and immune-building bacteria…the stuff that makes us sick for a little while but stronger in the long run. In general, we agree [...]

Liquid ozone offers sustainable, economical cleaning solution in Housing

Liquid ozone is one of the potentially more viable chemical free (or water only) cleaning options. Since the folding of Activeion Cleaning Solutions in late April 2012, more attention has been given to some of the alternative water-only cleaning solutions where either the science was not available or the delivery mechanism (i.e., the spray bottle) [...]

2012 EWG HALL OF SHAME: Is Your Favorite Cleaner on This List?

Environmental Working Group has made it its mission to bust open the secrecy of the chemical cleaning product industry: “ingredient labels are mandatory for food, cosmetics and drugs—but not for cleaners.” EWG recently released a preview of its upcoming EWG Cleaners Database, revealing shocking information about a number of the most common and most popular [...]

By | 2017-08-30T00:11:37+00:00 April 26th, 2012|Cleaning Chemistry, Modern Cleaning (the book)|

There’s no such thing as a “green” disinfectant, says the EPA

There's no such thing as a "green" disinfectant, according to the EPA. Disinfectants are designed to kill and so do not meet "green" expectations. Except for the EPA-established TANCS system used exclusively in the Advanced Vapor Technologies Ladybug...the only EPA-recognized disinfection device to date and which meets both the EPA standards for disinfection AND all [...]

FAQs: The Modern Cleaning™ Cleaner, Safer, Greener™ Chemical Free Cleaning Program

What!? You thought all ISE did was teach the HCT certification class? Really? The Institute for Service Excellence is “redefining excellence in the cleaning industry,” and to do that, ISE is dedicated to bringing unique programs to enable the industry to grow. One of the most fascinating areas of growth—in just about any industry—is that [...]

See “Clean” Differently Today—without seeing at all

Today is January 4, 2012 ~ World Braille Day. We bring this up because we want you to think about what “clean” means to a person who can’t see, who can’t do that white glove test for dust and dirt. Instead, think about what “clean” means to a person who can only smell, taste, feel, [...]

Water pollution caused by cosmetic chemicals, cleaning supplies and plastics

Sources of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals in San Francisco Bay Published July 11, 2007 Water pollution caused by cosmetic chemicals, cleaning supplies and plastics 95 Percent of Wastewater Samples Show Widespread Use of Chemicals Advances in technology allow an unprecedented look at chemical contaminants in water bodies throughout the United States. In 2002, the first nationwide study [...]

By | 2017-08-27T21:58:10+00:00 December 28th, 2011|Cleaning Biology, Cleaning Chemistry, Modern Cleaning (the book)|
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