There’s a bewildering array of cleaning products on the store shelves, and of course they all claim to work wonders. But when making a choice perhaps the first question we should ask ourselves is: What’s in them? Do you really want to spend your day working around a residue of harsh chemicals? This is why more people are turning to green products for their office cleaning. Here are some good reasons why the switch to green cleaning products is important.
Sprays that pump a blend of chemicals across walls or desks also send it into the air. Chemical cleaner particles could be absorbed by the skin and inhaled. Over long periods this exposure could create health issues such as asthma. Using green products greatly reduces the chances of adverse effects caused by harsh chemicals.
These artificial concoctions wind up all over us, in the air we breathe, in the trash, and down the drain. These toxins added to our surroundings can have harmful effects for everyone, including children, pets, wild animals, and even trees and plants. As they build up in the atmosphere they help to create smog, and can drift in the upper atmosphere to contaminate areas as remote as Cape Sheridan. Commercial cleaning services that use effective eco-friendly products are the growing trend.
Indiscriminate spraying of chemicals is a bad solution for everyone, but the people actually using the products day after day are the most at risk of developing health problems or chemical burns to the eyes or skin. Prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals could lead to irreversible health issues. Many are also made as aerosols and thus flammable. Green cleaners are not corrosive and meet standards to reduce adverse health effects.
Unscented cleaning products leave odors that make for an unpleasant environment. Even those that are scented use artificial chemical additives as fragrance. Green products use natural ingredients and are typically scented with natural essential oils that smell so much better using green cleaners can even become a kind of “aromatherapy” that people look forward to.
When you read the label on some products you find a long list of chemical names that you likely never heard of, so you have no idea what they do, what they’re for, or what risks they entail. Do you really want to go spreading this chemical cocktail around the office? Green products are made from natural ingredients you understand.
Concerns for general health and the Canadian environment are becoming more widespread as consumers become aware of the negative effects that synthetic chemicals can have. The benefits of using green products make them the right choice.