What You Should Know

Lately more and more information is coming out in the media about the harmful affects many ordinary foods and household items can have on our health. Hormones fed to livestock are found to be endocrine disruptors and can impede normal physiological functions. Plastic water bottles leech plasticizers into your drinking water. The hidden dangers in these common, seemingly harmless items can have lasting effects on your health. Cleaning products are no different.

There is mounting evidence that many cleaning products contain chemicals that are known or suspected carcinogens, reproductive toxins, neurotoxins, or irritants to the skin, eyes, lungs, kidneys or other organs. In fact, a study recently conducted in the Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine links certain occupations to bladder cancer. Maid and janitorial workers, according to the study, were among the occupational groups found to experience above average incidences of bladder cancer.

If dirt, dust and germs are removed from your home with harsh chemicals, what is removing the harsh chemicals from your home? Ironically, conventional cleaning chemicals actually increase indoor pollution and promote health problems.

Maid Brigade believes it is our responsibility to lead the industry in developing, using and promoting cleaning products and procedures which mitigate or reduce the harmful effects caused by household cleaning. We do this to protect the health of our employees and our customers.

We also believe that it is our corporate duty to educate consumers in other ways that the home can be more healthful for families and pets through green practices. In the process of educating our audiences about the importance of green cleaning we also share information that relates to greening the entire home for health and wellness. This web site is dedicated to sharing green living information with all members of our community.

 

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