A Simple Tip For Choosing Cleaning Products

Posted on November 30, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Consumers may find it time consuming and confusing to research all the ingredients in the cleaning products under the sink, so product warning labels are a useful first line of defense.

Cleaning products are required by law to include label warnings if harmful ingredients are included. From safest to the most dangerous, the warning signals are “caution”, “warning” and “danger”.

You should remove products with labels stronger than caution.
Even products with a cautionary label may present health risks if used improperly or with repeated exposure over time.

Label Guidelines (for a 180 lb male):

  • Caution 1 oz to a pint may be harmful
  • Warning 1 teas to 1 ounce may be harmful or fatal
  • Danger 1 taste to 1 teas is fatal

(Remember: these fatal amounts are for a 180 lb male….not a child!)

Good ventilation and skin barriers are important when using any over the counter cleaning product.

Our company specializes in using green, environmentally safe and non-toxic cleaning products whenever possible. We also steam clean to kill bacteria while avoiding harsh chemicals.

About the author:

Raina Raflo owns Sponge & Sparkle, Inc., Atlanta’s oldest and most reputable independent maid and house cleaning service.


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