How safe are your cleaning products – actually?
Cleaning detergents play an essential role in our daily lives at home. By safely and effectively removing soils, germs and other contaminants, they prevent the spread of infectious diseases and control allergens, such as dust and mold, helping us to stay healthy.
Chemicals used for cleaning and in cleaning products, such as laundry detergents, dish washing products and other household cleaners, help improve cleaning efficiency, making homes, offices, and other environments both easier to clean and more hygienic.
Uses & Benefits
Chemicals in cleaning products like laundry detergent can help these products to perform just as well in cold water as in hot water, enabling consumers to save money and energy when washing their clothes. In addition, highly concentrated liquid laundry formulations made possible by chemistry require fewer packaging materials and generate less waste.
Household cleaning products containing antibacterial cleaners not only remove dirt and soil, but they can also kill the germs that may cause illness, which is especially pertinent with today’s Covid-19 virus.
Chlorinated cleaning products can help protect against seasonal flu outbreaks and episodes of foodborne illness. Home’s, hospitals, restaurants and other public facilities rely upon the disinfectant qualities of chlorine-based cleaners to keep the environment germ-free. Our FabAndy from FabCab (www.fabcab.co.za ), which is ammonia based, is geared to do the ultimate disinfectant but in the safest way.
Cleaning solvents are also common cleaning products. For example, glycol ethers are highly effective as an active component of heavy-duty glass, floor and other hard surface cleaning formulations. These solvents have good water compatibility, high solvency for greases and oils and good biodegradability.
FabMulti, FabWindow and FabTile are specially formulated to take care of these surfaces to remove grime, detoxify and disinfect all relevant surfaces from any germs and bacteria that may build up over the course of time.
What are the ingredients of cleaning products?
There are many different types of ingredients used in cleaning products to help them perform. For example, you may see solvents like ethanol, or preservatives, or chlorine bleach listed in a cleaning product’s ingredients. You can often find the ingredients listed on a product’s ingredients label or packaging.
To learn more about a specific ingredient used in a cleaning product, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has also developed a Cleaning Product Ingredient Inventory as a comprehensive list of unique ingredients used by ACI members to manufacture home use, dish care, laundry care and hard surface cleaning products. For common ingredients, ACI provides a summary of the hazard and exposure data collected, along with a summary of the screening-level risk assessment results. FabCab uses ingredients which are much safer for your family as well as for the environment.
Are there toxic chemicals in cleaning products?
Any chemical, even water or oxygen, can be toxic if too much is ingested or absorbed into the body. The toxicity of a specific substance depends on a variety of factors, including how much of the substance a person is exposed to, how they are exposed, and for how long.
While our cleaning products are safe and effective, they must be handled appropriately to protect the health of consumers and their families. We urge our customers to follow all safe handling instructions on our product’s label before using a particular cleaning product.
FabCab has endeavoured over the past 25 years to manufacture the best quality detergents and cleaners on the market, whilst making sure they are as safe and environment friendly as possible.