Nowadays, organic products appear in all facets of life, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear, and even the cars we drive. Since COVID-19, the topic of health and sanitation has gained popularity - as has green cleaning. On the surface, green cleaning makes a lot of sense; you’re using products that do not contain harmful chemicals that could damage our eyes, skin, and lungs.
But, when we hear the words “organic” or “green,” many of us have an immediate gut reaction: healthier but unaffordable compared to standard products. (who could forget when the mainstream referred to Whole Foods as "Whole Paycheck"). While society promotes a healthy lifestyle, a significant roadblock is the sharp price increase that comes with it. There is no arguing that there is a correlation between organic products and price increase; the issue comes down to whether money saved outweighs the real cost in the long-term.
What if the benefits of green cleaning could save you money in the end? Would these potential savings in other aspects of life justify the price increase of buying organic products? Below are a few reasons that prove why making the switch to green cleaning products is worth it in the long run. It's a matter of life and death.
Organic Cleaners Last Longer – Organic cleaners have higher concentration levels requiring less solution for each use. Using less, a bottle that is the same size as a standard cleaner can last 2-3x as long, making the cost per use less expensive than the mainstream toxic competitors.
Organic Products Help Belongings Last Longer – Conventional cleaning products are laced with toxic and harmful chemicals that cause your equipment and products to deteriorate faster than using natural, green products.
Organic Cleaners Can Prevent Costs Associated with Standard Cleaning – Conventional cleaners can pose severe health and safety risks to workers. There are an estimated 40 to 60 chemical injuries per year for every 1,000 workers; most are chemical burns to the eyes and skin and damage to the respiratory system. Nationally, these injuries cost about $25 million per year in workers’ compensation and lost time. (Barron and Sutherland, Ibid, pp 6-7). Switching to organic cleaners are a way to ensure that your staff and customers are not at risk.
Overall Long Term Health Risks of Ongoing Exposure – Conventional cleaning products are are well known for their ability to get the dirty jobs done, but their version of clean comes with a high health cost. 97% of the USA population has Shout, Lysol, Windex, Clorox, Tide, and Pledge in their homes (according to the Environmental Working Group). If you study the ingredients list in these products, the ingredients are not transparent, they hide the true toxic ingredients under "secret patented cleaning formulas," that penetrate the body via breath and skin and impact the endocrine system (the endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among many other things.) and the impact of these toxic ingredients form "endocrine disruptors" that can lead to a long list of health issues, including autoimmune disorders. Autoimmune diseases and disorders cannot be cured, but they can be treated with a lifetime of medication. Living your life managing a chronic disorder seems like a very high price.
While the price tag may appear to be a higher upfront cost than the competition, there are many serious reasons that compels making the switch to green cleaners as more cost-effective in the long run (including quality of life, can anyone put a price tag on that?). These products are safer to use and made with sustainable materials, but they can also prevent costs accrued from medical bills, higher medical premiums, replacing equipment and paying injured workers.
At Embed, we offer a green cleaning solution - 100% natural and non-toxic. The Embed Hygiene Defence range consists of Floor and Surface Cleaners, and the Airborne Defence System (which purifies the air), are more effective and longer-lasting than industrial cleaners without the toxic health risks. It kills 99.9% wide spectrum of pathogens including bacteria, fungi, and mold.
Experience the Embed Hygiene Defence difference in your home and business today!