Are we using too many cleaning chemicals?

October 5, 2023

Chemicals are everywhere!

Whether in a restaurant, school, hospital, grocery store, or church gathering, everyone can relate to coming in contact with one of those neon-colored disinfecting chemicals. Chemicals are everywhere! Every surface we touch that is cleaned with a chemical and not rinsed off likely has chemical residue on it.  Not rinsing after using chemicals is a mistake, but this is precisely what is happening in the cleaning world.

Do you like when chemicals are sprayed to clean a table next to you at a restaurant when you are trying to enjoy food, and you smell the chemicals?   Do your lungs start to hurt when you smell chemicals or breathe in right after an air freshener sprays mists into the air? Cleaning chemicals naturally smell bad. Fragrances are added only to mask the real chemical smell.


Common warnings on cleaning chemical bottles and air freshers: eye irritant, may cause irreversible eye damage, corrosive, serious skin irritation, skin burns, lung irritation or asthmatic reactions may occur, hazardous to humans, do not breathe in chemical mist, dangerous to aquatic life and wildlife.

A high school custodian noticed his hair slowly changing from black to pinkish-orange shortly after starting new disinfectant protocols. What else is happening in our bodies when we touch and breathe chemicals?  Skin irritation, headaches, and discolored clothing may be signs of chemical residue and mistreatment.   When it comes to cleaning chemicals, it’s not just custodians at risk, everyone is involved. (2)

Yes, buildings should look clean, but the primary reason to clean is for the health and safety of people.  Trading dirt and viruses for chemical residue is not clean, safe, or healthy.  Human health must be the priority.  What if the cleaning chemicals used are more harmful than what is being cleaned?

Schedule a call or on-site visit today to learn more about chemical-free cleaning.