Everyone has at least some experience with cleaners and degreasers. If you own a food service establishment or spend a lot of time in your kitchen, you have probably tried a long list of cleaners to help remove grease and food stains from floors, counters, and sinks.
You might assume that a product designed to keep things clean is, well, clean. However, beyond the brightly-colored labels and positive brand names of these products often lurks a dark truth: that these cleaners are themselves filthy with harmful chemicals. If you look closely, you can often find warnings about eye and skin irritation printed in small type on the back of the bottle. On the ingredients list, you will find many unpronounceable chemical compounds that serve as emulsifiers, chelating agents, inhibitors, among other things, to help make sure that the product removes dirt and grease.
What you might not know, is that many of these chemicals are made from petroleum, harmful acids, or cooked up in a lab, and can be incredibly dangerous to humans. In fact, it is estimated that one of the key indicators of life expectancy is exposure to pollutants and chemicals. The World Health Organization estimates that over 12.6 million people die per year from unsafe work environments, including chemical exposure.
When working with food, the risk becomes even more dire. Your cleaner and degreaser may be impacting food quality more than you think. Here are three ways cleaning chemicals can enter into your food, as well as how to mitigate them.
To ensure the safety of you and your food, invest in green cleaning products. Thankfully, EcoChemPro creates nontoxic and biodegradable cleaners and degreasers for your home or workplace. Our solutions reduce the risk of health complications and food contamination.
At EcoChemPro, we take safety seriously. Our formula is free of butyl compounds, VOCS, harsh caustics and acids, and emulsifiers. In addition to providing a deep, nontoxic clean, EcoChemPro products won’t damage surfaces, tools, parts or equipment. The developers at EcoChemPro created a top-tier solution that keeps people, animals, and the environment safe. Our cleaning product is effective over thousands of industrial, commercial, and residential applications. EcoChemPro is the truly green all-purpose cleaner degreaser you can count on. To start cleaning safely, get in touch with a service provider today.