Research shows that customers emerging from the pandemic are only going to places they perceive as clean and safe, forcing business owners to implement stricter cleaning protocols. But this accelerated cleaning pace equals higher chemical exposure with higher health stakes. Cleaning your facility with industrial cleaners (that contain toxic chemicals) can increase Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the air and leave yourself, your staff, guests, and your community vulnerable to other health risks. Here's what we know about the risk of inhaling VOCs:
Do you know what's in the cleaning products you use? Many industrial cleaners contain toxic chemicals that can have adverse effects on the environment. When people clean their homes, businesses, dishes, or carpets with products containing unsafe ingredients, most of these harmful substances wash down the drain and into our wastewater treatment system. Phosphates are one of the most recognizable ingredients that appear in cleaning products. Here's what we know about this ingredient:
When trying to choose a safe and effective cleaner, it's easy to get disoriented with unfamiliar and hard-to-understand, not intuitive ingredient lists. Reading a cleaning product label often feels like cracking a code, with chemicals that sound intimidating and hard-to-pronounce names. And, invariably, the reader gives up trying to understand, and thinks "how harmful can it be? It can't be that bad if it's on the shelf in a grocery store." Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are similarly-named chemicals that are often confused. They are commonly used as an emulsifying cleaning substance. An emulsifier is a substance that binds oil molecules with water molecules into a homogenous substance. Think, Italian Salad Dressing, the oil and water separate naturally, which is why you have to shake the bottle before pouring it onto a salad. SLS and SLES are commonly used in household cleaning products (laundry detergents, spray cleaners, and dishwasher detergents), these two ingredients may sound the same, but they are very different.
The post-pandemic accelerated cleaning pace equals higher chemical exposure with higher health stakes, and the risk of your business going up in flames (literally). It's vital to the health of your guests, employees, and your business to be informed about what chemicals are in your cleaning products. 1,4 Dioxane is possibly the most infamous ingredient that appears in cleaning products. Here's what we know about this ingredient: 1,4-Dioxane is an industrial solvent and stabilizer produced as a byproduct during manufacturing, not an intentionally added ingredient. Because 1,4-dioxane is a byproduct, the FDA and EPA do not require manufacturers to list the chemical in their ingredient lists. The compound is classified as a possible human carcinogen linked to organ toxicity, cancer and more. Short-term exposure to 1,4-dioxane may cause eye, nose, and throat irritation; long-term exposure may cause kidney and liver damage. Laboratory studies show that exposure to 1,4-dioxane over a lifetime causes cancer in animals. The skin exposure of animals to 1,4-dioxane has demonstrated that it can increase cancer-causing properties of other chemicals. 1,4-Dioxane is highly flammable and can become explosive if exposed to light or air. Embed Hygiene Defence provides the best uncompromised non-toxic protection to the industry's employees and guests and keeps your business safe from fire hazards. Non-flammable and non-toxic, Embed Hygiene Defence products are stronger than harsh industrial cleaners without the toxicity. Safe for families and society's most vulnerable: families with children and the elderly.
Parabens are a group of chemicals commonly used as preservatives in household cleaners and beauty and personal care products. By hindering the growth of bacteria, parabens give products a longer, more stable shelf life. Product ingredient labels typically list more than one paraben in a product, and parabens are often used in combination with other types of preservatives to better protect against a broad range of microorganisms. Did you know that prolonged exposure to parabens can contribute to a wide range of health problems? Studies have shown that parabens can disrupt hormones in the body and harm fertility and reproductive organs, affect birth outcomes, and increase cancer risk (parabens have been found in breast cancer cells, indicating that they may act like estrogen.) They can also cause neurotoxicity and skin irritation. Parabens also pose risks to the environment, having been detected in surface water, fish, and sediment. Laboratory tests proved that low levels of butylparaben could kill coral. Not only is Embed Hygiene Defence non-toxic and environmentally friendly, it is more effective than industrial cleaners. Formulated with a unique and proprietary mix of 100% Australian natural active ingredients consisting of organic certified biodegradable steam-distilled essential oils, our range of products is a game-changer. Embed Hygiene Defence provides the best protection to the industry's employees and guests, enabling business owners to practice strict hygiene cleaning with a conscience. Free of parabens, phthalates, triclosan, 1,4 dioxane, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfates), or SLES (sodium laureth ether sulfate), phosphates, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, harsh solvents, and VOCs.
Post-pandemic, you’re cleaning more than ever, exposing yourself, your staff, guests, and your community to more chemicals than ever before.
As restrictions ease and phased reopening commences, you’re cleaning more than ever, exposing yourself, your staff, guests, and your community to more chemicals than ever before. It's vital to the health of everyone who enters your facility to ensure you're using the safest solution available to you.
Family entertainment centers are a hub of people of all ages coming to the same venue to have a great time. A large number of people congregating in one setting, in high-traffic and high-touch areas, creates an unhygienic environment. Generally, this wouldn't be a point of concern because you clean your FEC before opening, throughout the day, and at the end of the day. However, given the COVID-19 pandemic, the hygiene of your FEC is more critical than ever. It's more important than ever to understand how to enhance your cleaning regime to offer a safe, clean, fun for your guests.
Life doesn’t go as planned – we’re living that right now. Who could have predicted that we’d be living during a pandemic? We couldn’t have. COVID-19 changed the entire landscape of in-person events and conferences with social distancing requirements and capacity limitations.
The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the playing field. Consumers are looking to venture to businesses that make them feel safe and secure. Leading up to your reopening, one of the most important questions to ask yourself is how to communicate your plans to customers effectively (on a limited or no budget).