What are Safe Cleaning Products?

February 04, 2020 Leave a Comment

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We live in a time when we're hearing more about how unsafe most cleaning products are for our health, and in particular for the health of our children, who are more susceptible to the dangers of the toxic chemicals found in the cleaning products used in our homes, schools, doctor's offices, and other public access areas. We're also living in a time when we need to be more concerned about our eco-system and how the products we use to clean, sanitize, and disinfect are affecting it. In short, we need to start using safe cleaning products if we want to keep people and the planet safe.

GenEon's Safe Cleaning Products

Dangers of Unsafe Cleaning Products

The Centers for Disease (CDC), the World Health Organization, and the American Lung Association have all made it clear that the vast majority of cleaners and disinfectants we use are causing us harm, in some cases, these products are killing us. Some of the results of using harmful cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products include birth defects, ADHD, autism, asthma and allergies, respiratory disease, and even cancer. Norway's University of Bergen studied 6,235 people over 20 years and concluded that the regular use of cleaning sprays is as harmful to lungs as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 10 to 20 years. This is especially true for women. Men, on the other hand, need to be aware that endocrine disruptors found in cleaning products have been linked to the startling reduction in sperm count over the last generation and a half. A 52 percent reduction, in fact, as indicated from an analysis of 185 studies of nearly 43,000 men. With statistics like this, it's even more important we start using safe cleaners, but how do you know which cleaners are safe and which ones are making false claims?

What Are Safe Cleaners?

This is a good question. Safe cleaning products, ideally, would pose absolutely no threat to the environment or to the people using or coming into contact with products that claim to be safe, but there is no way to be certain the companies that make these claims are following any sort of guidelines. In fact, it's very hard to find safe cleaners because manufacturers currently aren't required to list all of the ingredients in their products. The manufacturer of a cleaning product is not obligated at this time to list the ingredients in fragrances, which can be quite dangerous, they don't have to list ingredients that can be considered "trade secrets," and they are able to use ambiguous words and phrases like "quaternary ammonium compound," "cleaning agent," or "cleaning compound." These phrases sound powerful but really don't mean much, and they certainly don't tell us what ingredients we're actually dealing with when we use the product. Quaternary ammonium compound is an umbrella term that encompasses all kinds of ingredients a company doesn't want to list on their product individually. These compounds can cause severe burns, damage to eyes, and are often toxic to wildlife.

GenEon's Products are Safe for the Environment
The Federal Trade Commission has set some guidelines for green marketing that are meant to promote fairness and accuracy marketing green products. The guidelines are meant to reduce the broad statements declaring products are "safe" for the environment or eco-friendly. Some of the guidelines in place include making sure if a company claims a product is biodegradable, they need to show documented proof supporting that the product will decompose within a year. Recycled items that do not decompose within a year do not qualify. The FTC hasn't provided stricter guidelines than this because there is a wide interpretation of terms like "sustainable," "green, and "natural."

What all of this means, quite simply, is that finding safe cleaning products is almost impossible. Safe cleaning products are cleaning products that don't contain toxic chemicals, but until manufacturers of these products are forced to be completely transparent about their ingredients, we can never be sure we're using safe cleaning products are products that truly are eco-friendly.

GenEon Believes in Being Transparent

At GenEon, we understand the frustration consumers face when it comes to finding safe cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products. We understand how the lack of concern by the cleaning industry in general can be frustrating to consumers. That's why the cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting solutions from GenEon are made using nothing more than water, natural minerals, and electricity. That's all there is to it. Our products are made with a process known as electrochemical activation (ECA). The process is simple. One of the natural minerals GenEon uses as a catalyst is salt, which is a compound comprised of sodium and chloride. During our process, Sodium ions are positively charged and chloride ions are negatively charged. Our 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, and 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. Our system is a Blended Stream System that uses both versions in the same solution where the hypochlorous solution is represented as Free Available Chlorine (FAC) with 80-200 times the sanitizing power of chlorine bleach. It's produced at a near neutral pH, so it won't even bleach out furniture or clothes.

GenEon's On-Site Generation Technology
GenEon products are created by consumers on site using our on-site generation technology. There are some big advantages to this. Because you are making only the cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products you need for any given job, you eliminate waste. This can result in savings of hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year, depending upon your cleaning needs. Another benefit is that you no longer need to order ahead on your cleaning products and store all those harmful chemical cleaners on your premises, creating a safer environment for employees, students, and others.

GenEon Technologies truly offers safe cleaning products and sanitizers and disinfectants that are non-toxic. We've done the testing to ensure this. We also offer advanced on-site generation technology and delivery systems to fill all of your needs. Whether you need the high volume capabilities of InstaFlow for portable on-site generation or our advanced Mist delivery system, which is ideal for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting wide open places or hard-to-reach areas, we can show you the perfect way to clean, sanitize, and disinfect safely and effectively. To learn more about how to get our safe cleaning products and non-toxic sanitizers and disinfectants in your facility, give us a call at 866.217.0205. We look forward to helping you find the right solution for your cleaning needs.

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