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Clean your home without poisoning the planet

Clean your home without poisoning the planet

We’ve all been affected by the recent news stories and shocking photographs of the impact that discarded plastics are having on our planet.

The result has been that many more people are making an effort to be more discerning in the way they live and shop, trying to keep packaging to a minimum and re-using plastic bags wherever possible.

But what about the impact on the environment of substances that we can’t necessarily see? Substances such as toxic cleaning chemicals that are used by billions of people every single day with no knowledge of the harm they might be doing?

A recent US study found that it isn’t just fumes from cars that cause air pollution – common household items such as cleaners, paints and perfumes are also producing harmful ozone (or ‘fine particulate matter’) that can lead to breathing problems and even heart and lung disease.

Beware the harmful effects of toxic household cleaners

According to one of the study’s authors, Joost de Gouw of the University of Colorado, it’s a cause for concern that ‘domestic’ air pollution is not subject to regulation.

“This is about all those bottles and containers in your kitchen cabinet below the sink and in the bathroom. It’s things like cleaners, personal products, paints and glues,” said de Gouw. “When you think about how much of those products you use in your daily life, it doesn’t compare to how much fuel you put in the car. But for every kilogram of fuel that is burned, only about one gram ends up in the air. For these household and personal products, some compounds evaporate almost completely.”

Is it possible to clean and disinfect your home naturally?

The answer is most definitely ‘yes’! You don’t need a bottle of bleach to disinfect surfaces around your home. If you’re worried about your health, not to mention the lasting effect of pollution on future generations, it’s time to take action.

We’re proud to have developed a disinfectant product that is totally safe for the environment. NatraSan is made from hypochlorous, a substance that is produced naturally in human and animal immune systems to fight infections and kill invading germs.

Hypochlorous kills 99.9999% of all pathogens, blitzing bacteria, viruses and fungi in seconds. Laboratory-tested to rigorous safety standards, it’s a powerful product that represents a huge step forward in eco-friendly hygiene. Used widely in hospitals, care homes, schools and nurseries, hypochlorous is perfect for the home too. It can be sprayed on hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedrooms, and even used to clean and disinfect soft surfaces and textiles such as sofa cushions or shoes.

NatraSan – gentle on the skin

Many common cleaning products are skin irritants and highly corrosive in their concentrated form. Splash undiluted chlorine bleach onto your skin and you could end up with painful red welts, or even suffer from a dangerous allergic reaction. Bleach in the eyes can cause permanent damage to nerves and tissues and seriously affect your sight.

NatraSan, on the other hand, is so benign that it can be safely sprayed on any part of the body with no side-effects whatsoever. Whether used around babies or pets, there’s no need to ventilate the room when you clean with NatraSan.

Buy NatraSan today!

Using NatraSan as part of your home cleaning routine is a brilliant first step for anyone wishing to live a healthier, greener life. Why not browse our online shop, or call 0800 707 6883 to place a telephone order? NatraSan comes in a 250ml family spray and as well as a 100ml travel size spray.