Australian cleaning industry workers are regularly exposed to dangerous chemical, causing long-term side effect and their voices are not being heard.
A study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has found that chemical products containing compounds refined from petroleum, like household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle emissions as the top source of urban air pollution.
A recent listeria outbreak affecting Australia’s rockmelon industry has called into question the practices used to disinfect and sanitise our fresh produce. Find out how eWater stacks up and compares against the typical go to chemicals for cleaning and sanitising in the market.
A recent outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (listeria), connected to rockmelon originating from a farm in NSW, has shown that there is a need for more effective treatment of bacteria on fruit and vegetables.
Listeriosis is of grave concern to the community and can be fatal, particularly to the elderly, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.
Electrolysed water has been demonstrated to be not only an effective sanitiser, particularly in regards to listeria, but its efficacy over other commercial sanitisers. eWater Systems has published a special report on the matter.
Regular use of cleaning products has been found to be comparable to 10-20 pack years of tobacco smoking.
According to a new study at the University of Bergen in Norway, regular exposure to cleaning products can be as harmful as a daily cigarette habit.
“When you think of inhaling small particles from cleaning agents that are meant for cleaning the floor and not your lungs, maybe it is not so surprising after all,” says lead author Øistein Svanes.
The Victorian Government is looking for community input on the reduction of plastic pollution. With these initatives also comes the opportunity for Victoria to lead in reducing our chemical footprint.
eWater proposed that the government make the reduction of chemicals a priority. This in turn will reduce plastic, pollution and carbon impacts. Using the technology of eWater Systems, there is no longer need for harmful chemicals for cleaning and sanitising. We hope to show policy makers that there is a more sustainable way to clean up our planet.
Read our submission here.
Proprietors Steve & Vonnie Frazer are delighted to be part of the #reducechemicals movement. “To be honest, we were a bit skeptical when introduced to eWater but it has been a great success” says Mr Frazer. “We are so happy to be rid of toxic chemicals and detergents along with their subsequent pollutants and negative health impacts. Our staff love it!”
“Not only does it let me sleep better at night, we can assure our customers that they are buying a clean product that will have a longer shelf life. We can document that.”