Going to a store in search of a “healthier” products can be daunting, especially if you’re not an expert when it comes to labels. As many families and employers open up to the potential dangers of pollution and toxin exposure, so-called "natural" products are quickly currying favor in every aspect of commerce from food to beauty products and clothing to cleaning products.
Why use Alcohol instead of Ammonia in Claira Cleaners? Is using Alcohol in cleaning products bad? Many cleaning products on the market, particularly glass cleaners like Windex®, are made with ammonia.
Hidden toxins in everyday products are an enormous problem. Exposure to toxins in our homes and work environments occurs through respiratory ingestions (toxins which are inhaled), dermal exposure (toxins absorbed through contact with skin or eyes), and consumption (toxins which are orally ingested such as in foods).
Have you ever used a glass cleaner seeking crystal clear windows only to be disappointment by a quite smudgy scene? What is it exactly that causes streaks on windows? There are a few different reasons for this cleaning conundrum.
VOC - an abbreviation for Volatile Organic Compounds - are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure (low boiling point) at room temperature. This high vapor pressure causes large amounts of liquid molecules to evaporate into the air.
VOC - an abbreviation for Volatile Organic Compounds - are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure (low boiling point) at room temperature.
What’s bad about Bleach? Bleach, a diluted form of sodium hypochlorite, is often used as a stain remover or whitening and sanitizing agent for germs and mildew. Chlorine is the active oxidizing agent in bleach which causes its whitening effect.
Natural products are often overlooked based on the price tag. They can seem (and generally are) priced higher than conventional products, due to the quality of ingredients and manufacturing practices. As the saying often goes, “You get what you pay for.”
Contrary to popular belief, natural cleaning products can be as effective as their synthetic counterparts. It is a common misconception that when it comes to cleaning products, “natural” is synonymous ineffective. Why the bad rap?