“Why Take the Risk?”
We shut liquid cleaning products in cupboards, out of reach of children, because we recognise them as a potential danger. But we often don’t consider what the residues left on surfaces are doing to us and our children. Nor do we consider the risks when we are actually doing the cleaning.
Fragrances are often added to cleaning products and they are not always what they appear to be. e-cloths use just water to clean grease, dirt and bacteria. They are not impregnated with chemicals. Being able to clean without chemicals, naturally reduces the risk from using chemicals in the home.
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It is virtually impossible to clean without leaving chemical residues behind – residues that contaminate areas and objects used by all of us, including the very young who are more susceptible.
Chemical sprays, in particular, create chemical ‘mist’ that can be inhaled. The spray also drifts to areas, particularly floors, that are used by babies and pets.
Allergy UK have awarded e-cloth their Consumer Award
e-cloth works with:
- Asthma UK, the leading charity for help and advice for asthma sufferers. Anne Breary, Senior Corporate Development Officer at Asthma UK, said: We are excited to be working with e-cloth whose products have won many consumer awards.
- AllerGuard UK who, together with e-cloth, help prevent and ease allergies or asthma. AllerGuard allergen-proof bedding is designed for people with asthma and eczema.
Things to know about Cleaning Chemicals and Additives
Allergy UK statistics:
- 40% of the UK population suffers from some sort of allergy.
- Allergy rates are increasing by 5% a year, with children particularly affected.
- Cleaning Chemicals significantly increase the likelihood of an allergy.
- Fragrances in Cleaning Products may contain harmful compounds.
- The air inside the typical home is on average 2-5 times more polluted than the air just outside and in extreme cases 100 times more contaminated largely because of household cleaners and pesticides. (Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)