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Who's Afraid of A Little Formaldehyde?

Are you familiar with the smell that knocks your socks off from your newly re-opened shop? What about that strong smell that annoys you at the salon or the strong scent of disinfectants when you clean the surfaces in your home or business? These aren’t “smells,” they are fumes from the formaldehyde content of the cleaning and beauty products you may be using or are exposed to in your daily life. Formaldehyde can be found in your laundry and dish detergent, fabric softener, body wash, air fresheners, and even the products for your pets. Don't forget about paint, fertilizers, pesticides, and many cleaning solutions used in our home and workplace.


Should you be concerned with formaldehyde? The answer is a resounding YES!


Formaldehyde is a colorless, strong-smelling gas used in making building materials and many household products. The most common health problems in people exposed to formaldehyde include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat - respiratory illness is an additional concern, as high concentrations or reoccurring exposure can affect the lungs. Some studies of people exposed repeatedly to formaldehyde in workplace air found a higher incidence of nose and throat cancer cases. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have characterized formaldehyde as a human carcinogen based on studies of inhalation exposure in humans and unfortunate laboratory tests (on animals).


Can you avoid formaldehyde in the products you use?


In today's scenario, with the ongoing pandemic, a well-managed cleaning program is an essential feature of a healthy business facility. Strict and elevated sanitation practices with a higher frequency of cleaning are recommended, meaning you and your employees' and guests' exposure to this toxic chemical is higher than normal. But don't worry, the good news is that you can avoid formaldehyde by replacing your harsh industrial cleaning products with non-toxic and eco-friendly cleaners that are more effective.


At Embed, we have carefully looked into developing and formulating a range of cleaning solutions that are non-toxic and more effective than industrial cleaners – Embed Hygiene Defence, made from 100% Australian natural active ingredients consisting of organic certified biodegradable steam-distilled essential oils. The product selection includes surface and floor cleaners, and an Airborne Defence system, which is critical given many in the scientific community believe airborne transmission of COVID is likely. More durable and longer-lasting than harsh industrial cleaners. Embed Hygiene Defence lasts 4 hours on floor and surface areas and provides 24/7 Airborne Defence, killing 99.9% of a broad spectrum of pathogens, including COVID-19 on contact, germs, bacteria, fungi and mold .


There's no thinking twice about staying safe and healthy during this pandemic. Make the shift to non-toxic cleaners and check out Embed Hygiene Defence today.

Hannah Gabor
Hannah Gabor
Marketing Manager, EMEA. Hannah brings tremendous experience and expertise in EMEA regional marketing and best practice experience from Marks & Spencer, Al Homaizi Group, and Al-Futtaim Group.

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