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Delivering Safe. Clean. Fun...with Toxic Cleaners?

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.Do you know what's in your cleaning products? And why it matters? It's critical to the safety of your business, employees, guests, and your community.

Traditional cleaners are formulated with harsh, poisonous industrial chemicals such as highly inflammable propellant chemicals like ethanol. Concealed behind "proprietary formula" and "secret cleaning formula" hides ingredients that are toxic: penetrating the human body via breath and skin. And they're bad for the environment.

Post-pandemic, you will have to disinfect high-touch areas, like doorknobs and bathrooms, several times per day. Some areas, such as arcade games and payment stations, may require cleaning between each patron. That's a significant increase in cleaning and exposure to chemicals.

Chemical-laden cleaning products can cause countless short-term or immediate health problems, including (but not limited to): headaches, dizziness, skin, respiratory and eye irritation, and asthma attacks. Some cleaners also contain known or suspected carcinogens, neurotoxins, reproductive system toxins, and hormone disruptors. 

Not only do these chemicals pose a significant risk to your health, they’re corrosive and damage surface areas – like the expensive hardware and games in your FEC. Putting these chemicals on your games can cause discoloration, destroy plastic resin, and any leakage into mechanical/electrical hardware via buttons or handles will destroy the game AND make them highly flammable. This can cause your business to go up in flames – literally. 

Manufacturers of cleaning products are not legally required to list ingredients on the label (unlike beauty and food products.) Those "patented" secret cleaning formulas are secret for a reason; they're toxic to your health and the environment.

And while manufacturers argue that in small amounts these toxic ingredients aren't likely to be a problem, the more significant concern is prolonged exposure to the chemicals in combination with other harsh cleaners.

So how do you know if your cleaning product is nontoxic?


  • Clear Product Ingredients Listed (including proprietary blend)

  • Contain plant-based ingredients (not petroleum-based)

  • Are biodegradable (USDA Certified-Bio-based Product)

  • Do not contain artificial colors or fragrances

  • Free from parabens, phthalates (fragrance allergens), triclosan, 1,4 dioxane, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfates), or SLES, phosphates, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, harsh solvents, VOCs. Spray guns propel isopropyl alcohol and quaternary ammonium.

You're cleaning more than you ever have before, which means your staff and guests are exposed to greater quantities of harsh chemicals more than they've been before. It's vital to the health of everyone who enters your facility to ensure you're using the safest solution available to you.

Embed's Hygiene Defence is 100% certified organic biodegradable (made from native Australian plants and their essential oils.) In an indoor study, Embed Airborne Hygiene Defence killed 99.9% wide spectrum of pathogens, including COVID-19 on contact, airborne bacteria, viruses, fungi and mold. And, it also purified the air. Air purifiers do not kill pathogens and bacteria, and air disinfectants do not purify air. Embed Hygiene Defence does both. 

Experience the Embed Hygiene Defence difference. Get informed here.

Brittany Gooding
Brittany Gooding
Content writer by day, toddler mom by night. When Brittany isn’t checking grammar or chasing her toddler, you can find her sipping coffee, watching The Office, or organizing her pen collection. You can find Brittany on LinkedIn.

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