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3 Reasons to Choose Green Janitorial Products

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The concept of “going green” is a hot button issue in the janitorial industry.

Should you, or shouldn’t you go green?

If you’re still on the fence about making the switch to green janitorial products, it’s time to check out the benefits below:

Health & Safety

Most traditional cleaning products contain a toxic brew of harsh chemicals. As a result, they can have a negative impact on the acute (immediate) and chronic (long-term) health of your cleaning staff. So much so that according to recent statistics, a whopping 88 percent of janitorial injuries are related to skin or eye irritation, skin burns or chemical inhalation.

Some of the most common health problems associated with traditional cleaning chemicals, include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin burns
  • Respiratory problems
  • Reproductive disorders

Traditional cleaning chemicals can affect the health of more than just your cleaning staff. A workplace phenomenon known as “sick building syndrome” which is related to a high concentration of indoor pollutants, can cause uncomfortable symptoms for anyone spending long periods of time in a toxic environment.

Long-Term Cost Reduction

Generally speaking, green janitorial products cost around the same (or sometimes slightly more) than traditional commercial cleaning supplies. However, over the long-term they can save you a significant amount of money.

Because they don’t contain the same harsh chemicals found in conventional cleaners, they require less stringent employee training and waste disposal. They also have the potential to reduce onsite injuries, decrease workers’ compensation and even lower insurance rates.

Environmental Responsibility

The environmental impact associated with traditional cleaning products is endless. Approximately one-in-three ingredients found in commercial cleaning products pose risk to human health and the environment. These chemicals also inevitably find their way into lakes, streams and other bodies of water, presenting even more environmental concerns.

Do you still have questions about green janitorial supplies? Contact National Purity for more information today!

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