You spritz and spray those chemical cleaning products all over every surface of your home so that it can stay clean, stop the spread of illness and look its best. But, unfortunately, those chemical cleaning products are probably doing more harm than good. While they may disinfect and make something look clean, they leave behind a biofilm that is filled with harsh chemicals that are incredibly dangerous to humans and animals. You and your family then touch those surfaces, breathe in that air, allow food that you eat to touch those surfaces, all the while thinking you are safe because it is “clean.” Only, it isn’t safe. Those chemical-filled cleaning products run out and you continue to replace and replace them, wasting money on something that may be damaging your family’s health. It is for exactly these reasons that we at Vapamore developed our state-of-the-art steam cleaners and canister vacuums. Our products provide the ultimate clean without any chemicals. That is right, none. Our products are high-end, capable of heating water to such a high degree that it can disinfect up to 99% of bacteria while cleaning. With just water, you get better cleaning power without any of the chemical residue that you would get with other cleaners.
While it may be an investment up front to purchase a high-end steam cleaner (and yes, they are very different than the inexpensive steam cleaners you see in big box stores because those cannot achieve the level of disinfection that high-end cleaners can), the investment is well worth it. There are skeptics that may scoff at claims that those chemicals are so dangerous but many have been linked to causing asthma and potentially causing cancer. The Environmental Working Group conducted an exhaustive study of common household cleaning products and their findings were astonishing and upsetting, “Environmental Working Group’s investigation of more than 2,000 cleaning supplies on the American market has found that many contain substances linked to serious health problems. EWG concludes that fumes from some cleaning products may induce asthma in otherwise healthy individuals. A large and growing body of evidence links frequent use of many ordinary cleaning supplies at home or on the job with development of asthma and other respiratory problems. It is already known that cleaning product fumes may trigger attacks in persons previously diagnosed with asthma.Common cleaning ingredients can be laced with the carcinogenic impurity 1,4-dioxane. Independent tests have detected the presence of 1,4-dioxane in numerous name-brand cleaning supplies. Other products contain preservatives that release low levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde.Children born to women who held cleaning jobs while pregnant have an elevated risk of birth defects, according to a 2010 study by the New York State Department of Health.Some cleaners can cause chemical burns and poisonings as well as less severe irritations and allergies. Severe physical reactions signal that consumers should take care anytime they use these products.”
You have to ask yourself, is it really worth the risk?
More and more consumers are becoming informed and aware of the significant risks posed by common household cleaners, even the ones labeled “green”, “eco-friendly” or “natural”. Steam cleaning is the obvious choice when it comes to safety for you and your family. But, it is also the obvious choice when it comes to effective cleaning and disinfection, as well as saving money in the long run. Invest in a high-quality steam cleaner, such as one from Vapamore, and enjoy the safest cleaning and disinfection of your home or workplace possible.