When you hear the word CHEMICAL, what comes to mind? If you listen to marketers of so called chemical free cleaning systems, they would have you believe that anything associated with the word CHEMICAL means it is toxic and bad for you.
When used in the context of everything CHEMICAL is bad, we hope your radar goes up, because it really means it is about someone trying to sell YOU something. If you are a salesperson, whose livelihood depends on the sale of cleaning chemicals, you should NOT feel threatened. You have a great opportunity to educate your customers with relevant FACTS.
The Body of Chemicals: The healthy Human Body is a complex chemical factory containing approximately 60 chemical elements including carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. The body also contains a variety of trace chemical elements defined as essential including calcium, iron, phosphorous, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum and chloride.
Is Coffee Carcinogenic? Every day, millions of Americans enjoy a chemical mixture called coffee containing 17 different trace quantities of carcinogenic compounds. Interestingly enough, coffee drinking is not considered a risk factor for cancer. In fact, there is scientific evidence that suggests that moderate coffee drinking can actually have positive health effects. Trace quantities of carcinogenic compounds are all around us and exist naturally in nature.
Cleaning with Chemicals for Safety and Health: Every day, people use cleaning chemicals to remove dirt and unwanted contaminants from surfaces. Through the use of such products, surfaces are made more hygienic and the indoor environment is made safer for people. Green chemicals are proven to be non-toxic and rapidly biodegrade. The magic ingredient that transforms water into a cleaning agent is a class of chemicals called SURFACTANTS. One could argue that without cleaning chemicals, the world would be a far more dangerous place.
Got Sur-Fact-Ants? Surfactants are compounds that allow water to uniformly mix with other compounds. Milk is a chemical mixture of water, amino acids and fats that are incompatible.Â But through the magic of surfactants, milk becomes a homogenous mixture of these ingredients. In fact, the largest single category use for surfactants is not cleaning products, but actually in food that we all consume!
Did you wash your hair or brush your teeth today? Would you wash your hair or your hands with only water? What if it was specially modified water that claimed to be an effective cleaning agent? If you did, your hands would be dirty, and you would have ugly, greasy hair. Why then, would you think such products can effectively clean hard surfaces as well as chemical cleaners? Toothpaste is another common chemical composition containing ingredients that clean and maintain our teeth.
Now, do you really think that all CHEMICALS are bad?
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