There’s no denying the health risks associated with toxic cleaners. Surprisingly, regular use of these products might be as detrimental to your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes daily.

A study released in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine last year underscores this concern. Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway spearheaded a 20-year longitudinal study, analyzing the lung functions of over 6,000 participants from 22 global locations.

The findings were alarming: women who consistently cleaned their homes exhibited a faster decline in lung capacity than those who didn’t. The deterioration was even more pronounced among professional cleaners, with a higher incidence of asthma. This degradation in lung health was akin to the effects seen in individuals who smoke a pack a day. However, the study observed fewer male cleaners, so a similar trend wasn’t evident among men.

This research isn’t an isolated incident; it adds to a growing body of evidence cautioning against harmful cleaning product ingredients. The American Lung Association has flagged ammonia, bleach, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as potential culprits behind chronic respiratory issues, allergic reactions, and even cancer. The National Environmental Trust further notes that certain aggressive ingredients used to bolster product performance can adversely impact neurological functions, acting as respiratory irritants, carcinogens, or reproductive toxins. Moreover, these cleaners, when washed away, pose a severe risk to our environment.

Our Dedication to a Greener Environment

This is precisely why Colonial Commercial Cleaning is unwavering in our commitment to using only eco-friendly products. Our allegiance isn’t just to the planet but also to the well-being of our workforce. Our green certification offers you peace of mind, ensuring that your commercial or office space undergoes a health-conscious cleaning process.

We predominantly source our products from Solutex, Inc., a Virginia-based firm renowned for its industrial and commercial cleaning solutions crafted with human and environmental safety in mind. Many of their products boast the “Safer Choice” label, meaning their ingredients have undergone meticulous scrutiny by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists and meet rigorous standards. The EPA has lauded Solutex for their eco-friendlier industrial cleaning products that not only phase out less sustainable alternatives but also excel in performance.

At Colonial Commercial Cleaning, we pride ourselves on providing top-tier cleaning services using environmentally-friendly products, all without compromising on affordability. Think about the health of your workforce and clients, and reach out to us today!