Monday, 16 July 2018

How We Select the Healthiest Cleaning Products

At Classmaids, we are committed to using only the best quality cleaning products that are healthy for both people and the environment.  Although this is a wonderful intention, we know first-hand how extremely difficult it can be to determine which cleaning products are truly safe.  Unlike manufacturers of cosmetics and personal care products, companies that produce cleaning products are not required to include a list of ingredients on the package, bottle or box, making it nearly impossible for consumers to know what is inside these formulas.  U.S. law allows cleaning product manufacturers to use almost any ingredient they wish, including known carcinogens and substances that can harm fetal and infant development; moreover, the government doesn’t review the safety of cleaning products before they’re sold.  As a result, highly toxic chemicals, masked by catchy brand names and enticing promises, make their way into homes, offices, and the environment, harming people and the planet. 

 

Environmental Working Group

Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the health of people and the environment.  In response to the lack of restrictions and disclosure in the cleaning product industry, EWG has created an online healthy cleaning guide, providing easy-to-navigate hazard ratings for over 2,000 cleaning products. 

 

EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning

EWG’s hazard ratings include the following categories: Asthma/Respiratory, Skin Allergies and Irritation, Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity, Cancer, and Environment.  EWG uses scientific research to rate each product in every one of these categories, with ratings ranging from Low Concern to High Concern.  Additionally, EWG includes other information about the product, such as its green certification status and level of ingredient disclosure.  Based on this information, EWG gives the product an overall grade, ranging from A (lowest concern) to F (highest concern).  EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning is a well-organized, user-friendly database that makes it easy to determine the safety of almost any cleaning product and compare it with similar cleaning products, empowering consumers to make the right decisions for themselves and the environment. 

 

Classmaids’ Commitment to Healthy Cleaning

In order to ensure that we fulfill our commitment to the health of our clients and the environment, Classmaids uses only cleaning products that receive top ratings on EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning.  In this way, we ensure that your home or office is as safe as it is sparkling clean.  By hiring Classmaids, you no longer have to worry about finding cleaning products that are both healthy and effective -- we’ll do that for you!  Book your cleaning by going to our website at www.classmaids.com or by calling us at (561) 470-9200.