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We have researched many “natural” cleaning products and discovered that many “natural” products are not natural at all. The word “natural” is undefined and unregulated by the government and can be applied to just about anything! Because no standards exist, claims such as “nontoxic”, “eco-safe, and “environmentally friendly” are meaningless, according to Consumers Reports. A REAL “natural” product will include grain alcohol instead of toxic butyl cellosolve as a solvent; coconut or other plant oils rather than petroleum in detergents; and plant-oil disinfectants such as eucalyptus, rosemary, or sage, rather than triclosan. Petroleum Distillates are highly flammable and suspected carcinogens. Triclosan is proven to cause liver and kidney damage. For more on this subject, read the article called “What’s Under Your Sink?“.

After several months of research, we have decided to use cleaning products from Ecosafeproducts, based in Newport Beach, California.  These products are a new generation of cleaners, comprised solely of agents derived from naturally occurring, renewable, biodegradable resources.  They use a combination of surfactants, sequestrants, and wetting agents that are manufactured from vegetable oils and fats such as coconut, palm, corn and soybeans.  These products are rapidly and completely biodegradable, yielding carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O).  They contain NONE of the following ingrediants, which are found in some of the most popular brands of cleaning products:

Chemical Associated Danger
Ammonia Fatal when swallowed
Ammonium Hydroxide Corrosive, Irritant
Bleach Potentially fatal if ingested
Clorine Number one cause of poisonings in children
Formaldehyde Highly toxic; linked to cancer
Hydrochloric Acid Corrosive, eye and skin irritant
Hydrochloric Bleach Eye, skin and respiratory tract irritant
Lye Sever damage to stomach and esophagus if ingested.
Naphtha Depresses the central nervous system
Nitrobenzene Causes skin discoloration, shallow breathing, vomitting, and death
Perchlorethylene Damages liver, kidney and nervous system
Petroleum Distillates Highly flammable, linked to cancer, non-renewable
Phenol Linked to cancer, fatal when swallowed
Propylene Glycol Depresses immune system, main ingredient in antifreeze
Sodium Hypoclorit Can be fatal when swallowed
Sodium Laurel Sulfate Carcinogen, toxin, genetic mutagen
Sodium Tripolyphosphate Irritant
Trichloroethane Damages liver and kidneys

With all this information we’ve had for years, it’s absolutely astonishing that these harmful products are still on the shelves at your local grocery store!  It’s obvious that we need laws to protect us from the dangers of these chemicals.  Cleaning products are not subject to the same rigid standards that the FDA uses for food and drugs.  Manufacturers can basically used any chemical they want to, and THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED TO LIST THE INGREDIENTS ON THE PACKAGING! So, when you purchase a “natural” product off the shelf, there is no guarantee that the ingredients in that product are safe.  ECOSAFE PRODUCTS, on the other hand, meet OSHA standards for for being hazard-free:  non-caustic, non-corrosive, non-flammable, and non-fuming.  We believe these plant-based products are the finest, environmentally safe household cleaners availabe anywhere.