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GREEN ZONE

Rosanne Benoit

It is taking time, but the market for cleaners built on a safer chemistry model is growing. Why has it taken so long? Here is my take on some of the reasons why.

When the movement began, years ago, the chemistry available was very limited. There was not a plethora of ingredients that were deemed environmentally friendly available to formulators. Also, early on, the products that were marketed as “green” just did not clean very well. They took longer to do the job, sometimes requiring the job be done multiple times to achieve “clean”. They also required more elbow grease by the human component. Another reason is cost. Many users found it difficult to justify paying 3 or 4 times the price for a green product that, simply said, didn’t measure up. Add in the labor costs accrued when you factor in using inferior products and it all becomes clear! Fast forward to 2019. Thanks to the efforts of many chemical companies, we have more options to work with when formulating greener cleaning products. Many of these companies submit their raw materials to CleanGredients for third-party verification that their ingredients are indeed safer for human health and the environment. CleanGredients represents a community of practice that brings together industry, government and non-profit stakeholders who have a vested interest in advancing the use of green chemistry in products. EAGLE BRUSH & CHEMICAL has access to a list of pre-approved safe chemistry ingredients. When we build a new GREEN ZONE product, CleanGredients is our go to source to find ingredients that will allow us to build a product that is more people and environment safe and will get the job done.

With more and more raw materials available and more environmentally preferred products being made, products today are better cleaners and priced more competitively. Please check out our GREEN ZONE line of products when considering going “green”. These products have been vigorously tested prior to becoming a part of the GREEN ZONE. We take the time to test potential formulas against many other cleaners to be certain they will perform as expected. If you don’t see what you are looking for please contact us. We have new products in development and are always interested in what our customers need

Dilution Guide: Mixing the Right Solution

Courtney Fray

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For the products we sell, follow these dilution guidelines and you’ll get the right solution every time. 1:x means 1 part concentrate to x parts water. For example, to make a quart of solution in a 1:15 dilution, mix 2-oz. of concentrate into 30-oz. of water. NOTE: To minimize foaming, fill the container with water before adding the concentrate. Then stir throughly.

Show Me the Science - Why Wash Your Hands?

Courtney Fray

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Article Originally Published by the CDC.

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.

How germs get onto hands and make people sick

Feces (poop) from people or animals is an important source of germs like Salmonella, E. coli O157, and norovirus that cause diarrhea, and it can spread some respiratory infections like adenovirus and hand-foot-mouth disease. These kinds of germs can get onto hands after people use the toilet or change a diaper, but also in less obvious ways, like after handling raw meats that have invisible amounts of animal poop on them. A single gram of human feces—which is about the weight of a paper clip—can contain one trillion germs 1. Germs can also get onto hands if people touch any object that has germs on it because someone coughed or sneezed on it or was touched by some other contaminated object. When these germs get onto hands and are not washed off, they can be passed from person to person and make people sick.

Preventing sickness reduces the amount of antibiotics people use and the likelihood that antibiotic resistance will develop. Handwashing can prevent about 30% of diarrhea-related sicknesses and about 20% of respiratory infections

Washing hands prevents illnesses and spread of infections to others

Handwashing with soap removes germs from hands. This helps prevent infections because:

  • People frequently touch their eyes, nose, and mouth without even realizing it. Germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose and mouth and make us sick.

  • Germs from unwashed hands can get into foods and drinks while people prepare or consume them. Germs can multiply in some types of foods or drinks, under certain conditions, and make people sick.

  • Germs from unwashed hands can be transferred to other objects, like handrails, table tops, or toys, and then transferred to another person’s hands.

  • Removing germs through handwashing therefore helps prevent diarrhea and respiratory infections and may even help prevent skin and eye infections.

Teaching people about handwashing helps them and their communities stay healthy. Handwashing education in the community:

  • Reduces the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 23-40% 236

  • Reduces diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by 58%  4

  • Reduces respiratory illnesses, like colds, in the general population by 16-21% 35

  • Reduces absenteeism due to gastrointestinal illness in schoolchildren by 29-57% 7

Not washing hands harms children around the world

About 1.8 million children under the age of 5 die each year from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top two killers of young children around the
world 8.

  • Handwashing with soap could protect about 1 out of every 3 young children who get sick with diarrhea 23 and almost 1 out of 5 young children with respiratory infections like pneumonia 35.

  • Although people around the world clean their hands with water, very few use soap to wash their hands. Washing hands with soap removes germs much more effectively 9.

  • Handwashing education and access to soap in schools can help improve attendance 101112.

  • Good handwashing early in life may help improve child development in some settings 13.

  • Estimated global rates of handwashing after using the toilet are only 19% 6.

Handwashing helps battle the rise in antibiotic resistance

Preventing sickness reduces the amount of antibiotics people use and the likelihood that antibiotic resistance will develop. Handwashing can prevent about 30% of diarrhea-related sicknesses and about 20% of respiratory infections (e.g., colds) 25. Antibiotics often are prescribed unnecessarily for these health issues 14. Reducing the number of these infections by washing hands frequently helps prevent the overuse of antibiotics—the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance around the world. Handwashing can also prevent people from getting sick with germs that are already resistant to antibiotics and that can be difficult to treat.