Green cost-savings with GlanHealth™ eco-friendly cleaning & protection
If traditional cleaning and sanitizing products are designed to only provide 24-hour effectiveness, are consumers wasting valuable purchasing power? How does “going green” compare to recommended bleach-based products?
A recent report indicates that consumers are stockpiling traditional bleach-based and chlorine-based products with sales increasing 52% in the U.S. (Feb. 24 – Aug. 21, 2020).
Another upward trend in consumer spending is with “green cleaning” products. Globally, the green cleaning market size in 2019 was U.S. $ 3.9 billion and is estimated to reach U.S. $ 11.6 billion by 2029 (CAGR of 11.8%). Green cleaning is defined as “using cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality”.
Savvy consumers are choosing to “go green” with eco-friendly products. This article explains why timesaving and cost-saving green products surpass effectiveness of traditional products.
BLEACH & CHLORINE COST CONSUMERS MORE TIME & MONEY
Sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and calcium hypochlorite (chlorine) fumes are toxic; both are now being overused with traditional cleaning and sanitizing products and electrostatic spray services.
Gaseous sodium hypochlorite vapors corrode metals and cause damage to painted surfaces and textiles. Gaseous calcium hypochlorite vapors (hydrochloric acid) result from its combination with household cleaners (automatic dishwasher detergent, window cleaners, drain cleaners, rust removers, etc.), and other acids. Personal protection equipment (PPE) is required when using traditional bleach-based and chlorine-based products. Low-level exposure of chloramine gas fumes cause respiratory distress and death has been reported with high levels of exposure.
TIME IS A FACTOR
Only if used as directed will bleach-based sanitizing achieve effectiveness of 24-hours. For consumers, this translates to dedicating time and extreme diligence on a daily basis to accommodate:
- Pre-cleaning all organic debris from surfaces with soap and water
- Soaking surfaces with bleach-based products for up to 15-minutes
- Rinsing with water
- Air drying
- Repeating every 24-hours
LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT BLEACH & CHLORINE
- Organic materials inactivate bleach
- Reported 99.% to 99.99% effectiveness will not be achieved in the presence of organic materials on surfaces
- Time-consuming pre-cleaning must be conducted on all surfaces
- pH in water affects bleach
- Hard water releases acidic gas from bleach making it more corrosive to surfaces
- Chloramine gas results from combining sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and ammonia found in common household cleaners
- Chloramine gas fumes can cause skin, eye and nose irritation, vomiting, pneumonia, and fluid in the lungs
- In high concentrations, death has occurred from inhaling chloramine gas
- Sunlight affects bleach
- To avoid a toxic gas reaction with bleach and sunlight, store bleach in a dark container
- Diluted bleach must be used within 24-hours
- Scented bleach is ineffective for addressing microbes
- Sodium hypochlorite, the active ingredient in bleach, decomposes in time
- Stockpiling bleach is not recommended
Governmental guidance for consumer use of bleach-based products creates more questions than answers.
“Going green” protects the environment while providing hidden benefits of saving consumers both time and money.
QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS (QACs) REVOLUTIONIZE ECO-FRIENDLY PROTECTION
Applying “green cleaning” products, by definition, puts into use:
- environmentally friendly ingredients
- procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality
Quaternary ammonium compounds are eco-friendly, longer lasting, and are proven by science to surpass traditional product effectiveness.
HISTORY OF QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS
The antimicrobial properties of quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) were discovered in the early part of the twentieth century. First introduced in 1917, QACs are cationic surfactants (positively charged surface-active agents) that are known as effective preservatives.
A keyword for consumers is organic; quaternary ammonium compounds are classified as organic salts. QACs are any of number of strong bases and their salts derived from ammonium by replacing of hydrogen atoms with organic radicals. QACs can also be synthesized and combined with other compounds.
Like magnets, the permanent positive charge of QACs readily bind to negatively charged surfaces; the natural mode of action of QACs lyses (disrupts) cell membranes.
QACs IN EVERYDAY USE CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Benzalkonium chloride, also known as “BZK”, is a QAC that has been used in ophthalmology since the 1940s and is found in up to 70% of eye drops. QACs are frequently used in the food industry. Quaternary ammonium compounds are also found in everyday use commercial products including nasal sprays, baby wipes, mouthwashes, wound dressings, and contact lens storage solutions.
The good news for consumers who are “going green” is that an advance in science now incorporates QACs in an easy to use eco-friendly cleaning solution that provides persistent protection.
GLANHEALTH™ SAVES CONSUMERS TIME AND MONEY
Using a less is more approach, all of GlanHealth’s products are non-toxic and long-lasting giving consumers peace of mind and relief of overspending on overuse of traditional products.
The scientific nature of how QACs are applied uses magnetics for even coverage with a nano-thin layer of protection on all surfaces. Area coverage can be applied using an electrostatic sprayer that quickly addresses a 2,500 sq. foot area in less than 30-minutes requiring only 10-minutes of dry time. Manual surface applications or touchups can be easily deployed from a ready-to-use handheld spray bottle.
Either way, GlanHealth™ provides 360-degree surface adhesion with up to 28-days of long-lasting protection (compared to daily reapplication of traditional products). This less is more approach to green cleaning and protection reduces material use saves consumers money on “going green”.
The mass production of GlanHealth™ products has enabled world adoption of eco-friendly protocols. GlanHealth’s scientific breakthrough formulations incorporate quaternary ammonium compounds that far surpass cost-effectiveness of traditional bleach-based, chlorine-based, and alcohol-based products.
All of GlanHealth™ products incorporate a revolutionary mode-of-action for persistent floor-to-ceiling protection on all hard non-porous and porous surfaces including textiles, carpet, and furniture. GlanHealth™ is also anti-static and safe for use on electronics.
GlanHealth™ All Purpose Surface Complete is environmentally friendly and is:
- Safe to use on all surfaces
- Hard surfaces – countertops, furniture, wood, plastics, rubber moldings, metals, window screens, painted walls, ceilings, floorings
- Porous surfaces – fabric, drapery, wallpaper, leather & upholstery
- Anti-static (safe on electronics)
- Non-hazardous, bleach-free, chlorine-free, alcohol-free, non-flammable, non-toxic
- Fast drying only requiring 10-minutes of dry time for maximum protection
- Used as-is
- No dilution required
- Does not require rinsing
- Does not require wiping
- Pleasant leaving a clean, fresh scent
- Persistent providing up to 28-days of long-lasting protection
- Easy to use achieving 360-degree maximum surface protection from
- An electrostatic sprayer (suggested for larger areas)
- A handheld spray bottle and surface wipes (manual application on surfaces and for touchups)
- Available in
- Consumer quantities (32 oz. spray, 1-gallon jug)
- Bulk commercial quantities (5-gallon, 55-gallon, and 300-gallon)
Weighing the benefits of quaternary ammonium compounds to traditional (bleach-based, chlorine-based, and alcohol-based) products, savvy consumers trust GlanHealth™ for its eco-friendly nature.
GlanHealth™ provides peace of mind ensuring public trust to once again frequent:
- Homes, offices buildings, hotels, warehouses
- Restaurants, grocery stores, food production facilities
- Daycares, schools, and Universities
- Hospitals and healthcare facilities
- City halls, community centers, government buildings
- Gymnasiums, parks, and public restrooms
- Churches, temples, synagogues, and houses of worship
- Addiction treatment facilities
- Correctional facilities, jails, and prisons
- Entertainment venues
- Vehicles for hire
- Mass transit airplanes, busses, cruise ships
- …and more.