Many household cleaners can be harmful, full of chemicals and contribute to the plastic overload in the environment. According to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory most of the household cleaners and air fresheners emit toxic pollutants at levels that may lead to health risks.
Phillip Nzuwah, creator of Kis Clean, a cleaning service offering services and products that are non-toxic and environmentally friendly said that cleaning products are closely related to some health issues and inhaling chemicals that are released into the air are bad for the environment and can cause serious health problems. “Exposure levels to some of the pollutants can be harmful to your health,” Nzuwah said. According to the study researchers found that turpentine and formaldehyde in many cleaning solvents can be very dangerous. These chemicals can irritate mucous membranes, eyes, skin and if it is inhaled it can cause headaches.
According to the International Agency for Cancer Research, there is sufficient evidence to conclude that these chemicals cause cancer in humans. Nzuwah who has been in the cleaning business for six years has spent most of his life learning and educating others about health and the environment. He felt it was important to create a product that was not harmful to others and cleaned even better then chemically charged products.
“ It is just important to have safe products in your house as well as healthy food, a healthy fitness regiment and healthy personal care products,” Nzuwah said. “Some of my employees were opposed to using some of the products because they did not feel that they would work without the blue coloring and harsh chemical smell that most toxic cleaning products have in them. They were wrong,” Nzuwah said. “They realized that products did not have to have chemicals in them to work and felt healthier and safer using them.”
Kis Clean Products are completely natural and biodegradable. All of the products are formulated in a base of purified water mixed with minerals and enzymes derived from edible and seed bearing plants. Nzuwah said that Kis Clean products contain no hazardous ingredients such as ammonia, phosphates, or sulphates making them non-flammable, non-caustic and anti-corrosive and that his secret recipe is plant based and environmentally safe.
“ All products are child safe, pet safe, and never tested on animals.” Nzuwah said. Nzuwah said that more companies should start to improve the quality of their products and make them safer and environmentally friendly to help support the ecosystem and preserve the environment.
“We opened our business with the intention of using nothing but the safest, environmentally sound products we could find,” Nzuwah said.
Nzuwah has have used his products in homes and offices for the past 4 years and has had nothing but positive feedback from employees and clients in helping them understand that products do not need to have chemicals in them to do the toughest jobs.
Trenton Horinek, who is the creator of his own product RE 2, which is electrolyzed alkaline water, said that his products are one of the greenest cleaners on the market.
Horinek said that the electrolyzed alkaline water is produced by applying an electrical current to dilute saltwater solution. It is used as a strong detergent to clean and dissolve grease and destroy bacteria. Alkaline water can also be used to eliminate pesticides from fruits and vegetables.
Horinek discovered electrolyzed alkaline water during a project for his economics class and ran with his plan.
“I came up with a product and marketing plan which later seemed logical and would benefit others," Horinek said.” “It was the perfect solution to greener and safer cleaning products without being toxic.”
Electrolyzed acid water rival chlorine and heat killing E.coli, salmonella and listeria. Electrolyzed water could also be used as a bacteria reducer for combs, salon chairs and other equipment.
“With more demand for green cleaning products and personal care products that are less toxic and are good for the environment, I am hopeful that my business will grow for the better for everyone,” Horinek said. “
Nzuwah is sure that everyone will catch on sooner or later and will soon start to realize that the harmful chemicals that they have been accustomed too have only been killing them over the years.
“ Sometimes it just takes one person to try out product and over time everyone is switching to a non-toxic, less harmful solution,’ Nzuwah said. “They also feel better about the environment.”
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