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The Benefits of Using Environmentally Friendly Disinfectants

How does your workplace disinfect?

Certain disinfecting methods have extra benefits, like improving air quality, and some disinfectants are better for the health of building occupants and the environment. If your workplace has many people entering each day, these are definitely factors to consider when disinfecting.

In today's world, it's more important than ever to use environmentally friendly products. As a result, many individuals and businesses are seeking alternative disinfecting solutions that are both effective and environmentally friendly. Some traditional disinfectants can contain harmful chemicals that can pollute the environment and are possibly harmful to human health. Environmentally friendly disinfectants offer numerous benefits, from safeguarding the environment to promoting human health. 

Protecting the Environment

The first (and most obvious) benefit of these disinfectants is protecting the environment. Some traditional disinfectants often contain harsh chemicals, such as bleach, that are harmful to aquatic life, plants, and ecosystems. In contrast, environmentally friendly disinfectants, such as those with a hydrogen peroxide base, break down naturally, minimizing their ecological footprint. By using these alternatives, we can help reduce water pollution, protect natural habitats, and contribute to a healthier planet.

Promoting Human Health

Another significant advantage of environmentally friendly disinfectants is their positive impact on human health. Traditional disinfectants may contain chemicals such as chlorine bleach, ammonia, and formaldehyde, which can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory system. Prolonged exposure to these chemicals has been linked to respiratory problems, allergies, and other health issues. On the other hand, environmentally friendly disinfectants utilize non-toxic and hypoallergenic ingredients that pose minimal risk to human health. This makes them an ideal choice for individuals with sensitivities or allergies.

Additionally, most disinfectants should be used in a well-ventilated area or at times when people are not around. This ensures that a disinfected space is rid of harmful particles by the time people can re-enter. Always check your disinfecting method’s standard operating procedures to make sure you are not breathing in harmful chemicals.

Safer for Children and Pets

Traditional disinfectants can be particularly hazardous for children and pets, who often come into close contact with treated surfaces. Homes, daycares, medical facilities, and similar places should be disinfected regularly with this in mind. Young children are especially vulnerable to the effects of harsh chemicals due to their developing immune systems. Environmentally friendly disinfectants provide a safe and non-toxic alternative, ensuring the well-being of children and pets.

Improved Air Quality

Many traditional disinfectants release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, contributing to indoor air pollution. VOCs can cause respiratory problems, trigger allergies, and worsen existing health conditions. Environmentally friendly disinfectants, however, are formulated to minimize or eliminate the release of VOCs, leading to improved indoor air quality. This is especially important in enclosed spaces such as homes, schools, and offices, where people spend a significant amount of time.

Plus, certain disinfecting methods, such as fogging, help rid the air of germs. This fights back against airborne diseases and removes odors from the air, leading to cleaner air and a healthier environment to live and work in.

Breezy BioCare RTU: An EPA-Approved, Green Clean Certified Disinfectant

Breezy BioCare RTU is an EPA-approved, Green Clean Certified disinfectant that is very safe when used properly. It is mostly composed of water and hydrogen peroxide, and when fogged, it leaves no residue. It is a relatively gentle disinfectant, one that you wouldn’t even realize was there, once the fog settles. Breezy BioCare RTU is effective against many pathogens (see our Summary of Efficacy) but is still only about as harmful as an aerosolized air freshener. This makes Breezy BioCare RTU a great choice to keep your facility free of pathogens without harming the environment. 

Using environmentally friendly disinfectants offers numerous benefits. By choosing alternatives such as hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants, we can contribute to a cleaner environment, protect human health, and improve air quality. Additionally, embracing environmentally friendly disinfectants aligns with our collective responsibility to preserve and sustain our planet for future generations. As more individuals and businesses make the shift towards these products, we move closer to a healthier, greener, and more sustainable world.

Learn more about how Build With Robots works with Sandia Green Clean, a residential cleaning company that is committed to using eco-friendly products, in this blog - Meet Your “Everyone's-Getting-Sick” Superhero: Breezy Blue.


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