Health Impacts of Cleaning Products
Cleaning makes us feel safe and protected from harmful germs...but recently research has shown that we may be doing more damage to our health by using disinfectant cleaners than we thought. This is a very troubling finding, as the recent COVID-19 pandemic has increased the use of harsh disinfectants in our homes, schools, offices and public spaces. Harsh disinfectants are sprayed into the air and wiped onto surfaces several times daily. Professional cleaners are even more at risk, as they are constantly exposed to these chemicals throughout their work day.
An international study followed 6000 participants over 2 decades. During this time, their lung function was studied. Even those using a spray cleaner once a week showed decreased lung function as compared to those not using any spray cleaners. Those who were exposed to strong cleaners were most affected. A very clear connection was seen in professional cleaners, who used disinfectant cleaners on a daily basis.
Volatile Organic Compounds
Even products that are advertised as "green" can contain ingredients that cause health problems. Volatile organic compounds (or VOCs) are commonly used in disinfectant cleaners, and are know to cause chronic respiratory effects, allergies and headaches. VOCs are used in aerosol cleaning sprays, air fresheners, chlorine bleach and detergents. Research has shown that VOCs are 2-5 times higher in indoor spaces. Seeing as we spend 90% of our time indoors, this is a very significant concern for everyone.
So What is the Solution?
We need to clean our indoor spaces, but not at the expense of our health. At Choice Probiotics, our mission is to provide a healthy and effective alternative to harsh chemical cleaning products. Our Biom line of home products give you the power of millions of good bacteria, which do your cleaning for you. Inside each bottle of Biom there are stabilized, living, good bacteria. These tiny superheroes go to work on surfaces as soon as they are applied, and continue working for 5 days. No chemical disinfectants are needed. Probiotic cleaners are not only safe, but highly effective. Studies in hospitals have shown that they are, in many cases, more effective than traditional disinfectant cleaners. The probiotics in Biom products have been tested and approved safe for inhalation and touch by external accredited labs through OECD. All of our probiotics products were approved safe and have zero negative effects.
Here are just a few reasons to make the switch to probiotic cleaners:
1. No biocides, chlorines, bleach, formaldehydes, phosphates or quats.
2. Our prebiotics and probiotics are 100% natural, derived from soil and water. They are non-GMO.
3. Probiotic cleaners are readily biodegradable and are safe for the environment and septic systems.
4. The products meet EU Ecolabel certifications for sustainable production.
5. Biom products meet criteria for use in cosmetics.
6. All of our probiotics belong to Biosafety Level 1 (BSL 1), are non-pathogenic and are even food safe approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
7. 10 years of use in hospitals and clinical trials, with no reported safety concerns.
Biom probiotic cleaners are designed in nature, and perfected by science - a safe and effective solution!