Should I Disinfect? What’s the Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting?
Did you know there is no research that shows disinfecting is any more effective at preventing illness in the home than using plain old soap and water? Learn more about the differences between cleaning and disinfecting in our new video series with our partners at Cancer Free Economy.
Chemicals from household cleaners found in breast milk samples, what parents should know
While parents are exposed to quats (short for “quaternary ammonium compounds”) from numerous sources, the researchers found that the use of disinfecting products at home related to how much showed up in breast milk.
First US approval of indoor air disinfectant draws NGO criticism
Chemical Watch By Vanessa Zainzinger “NGOs have slammed the US EPA’s approval of an airborne disinfectant for indoor use as pointless “hygiene theater” with potential... Read More
5 Questions to Ask Your School About Their Disinfecting Products
Wondering how to go about asking your school to quit the quats and use safer alternatives? Here are 5 important questions to get the conversation started and find solutions to help your school make the switch to safer.
New CDC guidance finally offers common-sense approach to cleaning and disinfecting for COVID-19!
With more understanding and research, CDC's new guidelines state that disinfecting is largely unnecessary in most situations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
6 Reasons Why Disinfectant Foggers, Misters, Electrostatic Sprayers Are Not the Answer to Safer Spaces
Foggers, misters and electrostatic sprayers are not the solutions we need to protect health and reduce illness -- rather they seem to do little more than increase exposure to harmful chemicals.
Toxic cleaners pose new risks as schools reopen
E&E News By Ariel Wittenberg Environmental health experts warn that relying too heavily on disinfectants to prevent the spread of infection could actually create more... Read More
We Need to Talk: The Overuse and Misuse of Disinfectants
There are many vital conversations around keeping our homes & communities safe — about how-to and when-to reopen safely — and part of this discussion needs to include toxic chemicals, particularly in regards to the overuse and misuse of disinfectants.
Women’s Health Organization Cautions Educators About Harmful Exposures to Toxic Chemicals in Disinfectants
To help prevent the overuse and the misuse of disinfectants in schools, Women’s Voices for the Earth has released a toolkit for parents and guardians on how to talk to educators about safer alternatives. The toolkit includes a comprehensive list of EPA-certified safer disinfectants to combat COVID-19 that use active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide instead of toxic quats. But beyond disinfectants, the toolkit also highlights how to use these products safely, and stresses the importance and effectiveness of hand-washing for keeping kids healthy.
Covid-19: concern over link between disinfectant use and respiratory health
From: Chemical Watch Potential risk to vulnerable populations needs more attention, NGOs say …The US NGO Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) has warned that... Read More