February 28, 2019 Leave a Comment
What Are EPA Approved Disinfectants for Daycare?You've heard the term "green cleaning" for many years now. This means cleaning with products that are safe for the environment, safe for people, and safe for wildlife. Unfortunately, over the years, many products on the market have claimed to be "green" products and safe for the environment. Not all of those products that make these claims are as safe for the environment as they claim to be. To be sure you're getting the best cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting possible, you should look for those products approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the booklet "Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: A Curriculum for Early Care and Education" published by the EPA, "Group care of young children provides ideal conditions for the spread of infectious disease. Children in ECE get sick more often and are hospitalized more often when they do get sick, compared to children cared for at home." This makes keeping these early care and education facilities as clean as possible crucial to the health of the children who are enrolled in them.
How Do You Find EPA Approved Disinfectants?Here's the problem. According to the EPA, it is currently only necessary for companies to list the active ingredient chemicals in sanitizers, disinfectants, and fungicides that kill bacteria, viruses, or mold. These are the only ingredients that must be listed on the product's label, meaning many other ingredients can be left off (some of them harmful). Companies are also allowed to use buzz words like "all-natural," "non-toxic," and "green" because the use of these terms is not strictly regulated by the government. The Federal Trade Commission does have a set of guidelines for manufacturers using these buzz words, but they are infrequently enforced. Plenty of research has shown that many of the cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting products using these words have proven to contain as many, and sometimes more, toxic chemicals than products not using the terms. This inconsistent information makes it hard for consumers to find cleaning and sanitizing products that are truly safe. This includes disinfectants for daycares and other educational facilities where children will be at risk.
A Safer, More Effective Way to Clean and Disinfect DaycaresAt GenEon Technologies, we care about the health of your children, your health, and the overall stability of the environment. That's why we continually strive to develop products that are safer and less toxic than conventional cleaners. We don't just develop the cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants, we've created special systems for delivering these products in an effective manner. In addition to following guidelines set forth regarding EPA approval, GenEon continues to look for ways to make our products less toxic than other sanitizing and disinfecting products. Our goal is to provide consumers with safer cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting solutions. That's why all of our products are sustainable, renewable, and EPA approved. We can confidently say our products are the safer choice for daycares and other environments where children are present.
How Does GenEon On-Site Generation Work?GenEon On-Site Generators (OSG) produces powerful cleaning, degreasing, and sanitizing solutions from minerals, water, and electricity using a technology called electrochemical ion activation. Natural minerals i.e. salt is a compound comprised of sodium and chloride. Sodium ions are positively charged; chloride ions are negatively charged. The 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), a powerful sanitizer. The negative side of the charge electrochemically converts the sodium ion (Na) into sodium hydroxide (NaOH), a cleaning compound commonly found in soaps and detergents. Unlike other OSG systems, the GenEon system is a Blended Stream System that uses both versions in the same solution. The hypochlorous acid is represented as a Free Available Chlorine (FAC) that has 80-200 times the sanitizing power of chlorine bleach.