Cleaning Facts

HealthDay News takes a look at some new facts surrounding the safety of certain cleaning products. Robert Preidt reports:
The Hard Surface Hygiene Fact Sheet outlines the safe, proper use of surface cleaning products and disinfectants. It describes surfaces where germs can linger and the types of products available for consumer and institutional use. It also provides brief summaries of common ingredients that make cleaning products effective and tips on safe and proper use, storage and disposal of products…


…"Our Hard Surface Hygiene Fact Sheet gives consumers, educators and public health professionals another information tool on products that help prevent the spread of germs that can make us sick," Nancy Bock, SDA's vice president of education, said in a prepared statement.
If you’re interested, visit the Soap and Detergent Association’s homepage. And for more on chemical hazards, check out DiseaseProof’s toxins category.
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Jordan - October 30, 2007 2:30 PM

Ok, but honestly I often worry more about what chemicals are in the cleaner I'm using than about the bacteria/germs I may be trying to kill. The mere toxic (and usually 'disguised') scent of these cleaners throw up red flags in my mind.

Any ideas on this?

Sharon - October 30, 2007 10:46 PM

I am with you 100%! Firstly--when following Dr Fuhrman's food choices, and keep to vegan foods ideally, there is a dramatically reduced chance of contamination of surfaces. The only other condition I follow is to use nontoxic cleaning products. These can be found at health food stores, or if you are ambitious, there are books containing formulas for products that can be easily made at home. I can vouch for the efficacy as no one in my house has been sick in many years.

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