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  • Michael Oshman

The Dirt on Green Cleaning Chemicals

Did you know that the cleaning chemicals you’re using in your restaurant could be harming your employees and the environment? Exposure to toxic chemicals can lead to respiratory problems, skin irritation, chemicals burns, and much more. Long term exposure can even cause cancer. In terms of their environmental harm, many cleaning chemicals contain nitrogen, phosphorus, and ammonia, which are not filtered out at wastewater treatment plants. Because of this, these chemicals can build up in our streams, lakes, rivers, and other waterways, causing dead zones. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in cleaning chemicals can also accumulate in the air and contribute to smog.

So, what can your restaurant do to keep employees and the environment healthy? Switch to green cleaning chemicals. Although it may seem like you need harsh chemicals to have a truly clean restaurant, that is not the case. Plenty of sustainable cleaning chemicals are both effective and petroleum-free, contain no hazardous ingredients, are biodegradable, and safe for humans, animals, and the planet.

Looking for non-toxic cleaning chemicals for your restaurant? Try the only GRA certified cleaning chemicals, from Sci-Tech Engineered Chemicals Inc.:

All GRA certified cleaning chemicals have to meet the rigorous product certification standards and can earn your restaurant 7.75 GreenPoints™ towards becoming a Certified Green Restaurant®. GRA Certified Green Products provide just as much cleaning power as toxic chemicals, and your employees can feel peace of mind that they aren’t using cleaning supplies that are harming their health and the environment.

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