Benefits of Eco-Friendly Sanitizing
May 25, 2020 Leave a Comment
There's never been a better time to think about the best sanitizing methods. With many states in the country beginning to look at re-opening, we must consider how to be more mindful of where we work and play as it applies to maintaining a healthy space. We've always known that cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting is important, and the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us it's even more important than ever. Having a clean space is not enough. Cleaning alone doesn't kill the germs and bacteria that spread disease. Sanitizing and disinfecting is necessary for that. The typical products used to clean, sanitize, and disinfect, however, can be dangerous to people and the environment. That's because the majority of them contain harsh chemicals. Somewhere along the line, we've all learned that the "stronger and harsher" the chemical is, the better it's going to wipe out all of those nasty germs and bacteria. As a result, we're using products that pose serious health risks to people and that are affecting the environment in a very negative way.
What Exactly Are the Benefits of Eco-friendly Sanitizing?
To start with, using eco-friendly sanitizers means you're putting less stress on the environment. A lot of people wonder how cleaners they use within the confines of their homes or businesses are harmful. After all, how can products used in the confines of your home or business reduce air quality, water quality, or harm animals in the wild? Many sanitizing and disinfecting products are disposed of improperly every year. They make their way to our water sources, where they kill off the plant life that sustains animal life. Dangerous fumes and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are released into the air. In homes, this can be detrimental to the health of your pets and family. From a commercial standpoint, products like these are disposed of outside of guidelines frequently. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies nitrogen, ammonia, phosphorus, and other chemicals as volatile organic compounds and state they are the worst environmental hazards in household cleaners. Their report, entitled, Volatile Organic Compounds' Impact on Indoor Air Quality, also explains the dangers these chemicals present to indoor air quality. Using eco-friendly sanitizers helps us eliminate these threats.
Consumers are beginning to get familiar with the concept of eco-friendly products. Terms like 'eco-friendly" and "green" are buzz words many companies use to sell their products. Some of the products are good and do what they claim while being eco-friendly. Others are using the terms as a way to sell a product. That's because the rules currently governing the labeling of such products are loosely defined, giving companies leeway in using the terms. This means the public can't always be confident they are buying the right products.
The best eco-friendly sanitizers are those that follow a sustainable and green approach throughout the production and distribution of a product. The benefits of eco-friendly sanitizers and other cleaning and disinfecting products include better health for consumers in addition to better health for the environment.
At GenEon, we take eco-friendly products seriously. We understand the importance of keeping our families safe as well as the air we breathe and the water we drink. Our cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants are made with a process called electrochemical activation (ECA). One of the natural minerals that GenEon uses as a catalyst is salt. Salt is a compound comprised of sodium and chloride. Sodium ions are positively charged and chloride ions are negatively charged. GenEon Onsite Generators expose these ions to a low electrical charge. The positive side of the charge electrochemically converts the chloride ion (Cl) to hypochlorous acid (HOCl), which is a powerful sanitizer. The negative side of the charge electrochemically converts the sodium ion (Na) into sodium hydroxide (NaOH), which is a cleaning compound commonly found in soaps and detergents. Unlike many other OSG systems, GenEon's system is a Blended Stream System that uses both versions in the same solution. The hypochlorous solution is represented as Free Available Chlorine (FAC) that has 80-200 times the sanitizing power of chlorine bleach. Since it is produced at a near-neutral pH, it won't bleach out furniture or clothes. We are the leader in on-site generation of electrolyzed water.
GenEon products are made by consumers on-demand using our on-site generation technology. Using this technology, consumers make only the cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products they need as they need them. This results in less waste, less water usage, and eliminates the need to store harmful chemical-based products in your home or in your business. This makes our products ideal for schools, long-term care facilities, the workplace, hospitals, and doctor's offices, hotels, food establishments, and anywhere else the public gathers.
As we gradually begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we're going to be looking at more efficient ways to keep our surroundings safer. Sanitizers that contain toxic chemicals are only going to continue to put a strain on the environment and put peoples' lives at risk. At GenEon, our goal is to help keep all of us healthier with safe cleaners and toxic-free sanitizers and disinfectants. As we do that, we want to be cognizant of the environment as well. We've been doing that since the beginning and will continue to do so as we move into the future. There's no doubt that everyone is more aware of the importance of keeping a well-sanitized world. We are going to come out of this health crisis with a better understanding of how important it is to maintain a healthy living space. Together, we can extend that concern to our environment as well.
If you have any questions about our safe and toxic-free sanitizers. Due to high demand, we ask that you contact us by using the form here on our website. One of our representatives will get back to you as soon as possible.