Parabens 101

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.

The Danger of Toxic Cleaning Agents

Post-pandemic, you’re cleaning more than ever, exposing yourself, your staff, guests, and your community to more chemicals than ever before. 

Are Your Cleaning Products Green -- or Greenwashed?

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.

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.

The Evolution of Education Sessions & Events

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.   

Utilizing Social Media in Your Reopening Strategy

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). 

Redefining "Fun" Post COVID-19

After months of being cooped up in quarantine, consumers are excited to gather outdoors in a surge of domestic fun as cities loosen restrictions and FECs reopen.  Now more than ever, there will be greater emphasis on the guest experience, but in the new normal, what does the essence of guest service look like?

The Top Free Tools & Resources in The Industry for Reopening Plans

In this time of uncertainty, it’s important to do our part and support our industry’s recovery, because actions speak louder than words. Many key players in the Family Entertainment and Amusement industries have created solid support initiatives and shared their resources, knowledge, and best practices. We’ve compiled some industry resources below:

How to Market Without an In-House Marketing Team

Time and again we have seen businesses reopen (at only 5% of their original revenue) and then close. But we know consumers’ are surging from lockdown with wild tales of revenge-spending. So why aren’t FECs capturing their fair share of this business? The consumer emerging post-COVID-19 is different, more cautious, and they will not return to businesses they perceive as unsafe.

Consumer Revenge Spending - Are you ready for it?

In the last couple of weeks , we've seen China ease the coronavirus lockdown, reopening cities, retail shops reopening for business - an indication that some form of normalcy is returning and the worst has passed.

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