Many chemical cleaning products are made from synthetic materials, petroleum waste products etc. Such products are aggressive and do not decay readily – they accumulate and pollute the environment that surrounds us. Hazardous chemical substances fall into rivers, groundwater and finally end up in the human body where they can cause metabolic dysfunction, dermatological diseases, disruption of cell renewal and of the self-regulatory functions.
Societies excessive pursuit of cleanliness often turns against us – we use aggressive chemical cleaners trying to wipe out all the dirt and bacteria around us even though aggressive chemical substances pollute our indoor air and makes it 3-5 times more polluted than outdoors. Its estimated that one-sixth of Europeans (and this number is equal to the total population of Germany, 82.67M) live in such houses. They are one and a half times more likely to complain about health problems. Furthermore, aggressive cleaners contain chemical substances (e.g. triclosan, formaldehyde, ammonia etc.) that may cause asthma, induce allergies, while continuous use of such products may cause disorders of the endocrine system and increased risk of cancer. Together with the rising number of cases of asthma, allergy and respiratory tract illnesses it’s estimated this costs the European healthcare systems over 80 billion euros per year.
The overuse of antibacterial cleaning products, including disinfectants in the home, may be producing strains of bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics. Bacteria that are resistant to many antibiotics are known as multi-resistant-organisms (MROs). World Health Organisation and NHS are already ringing alarm bells that more and more people are becoming antibiotic resistant.
A recent study by the University of Bergen in Norway published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, followed more than 6000 people over 20 years and found women working as cleaners or regularly using cleaning products, suffered a decline in lung function comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over 10 to 20 years.
Further information on the science behind Probiotic Cleaning Products
The PROBIOTIC range of cleaning products has NO phosphates, chlorine or other hazardous chemicals.
Compared with antibacterial agents, products based on probiotics keep microbiological efficiency much longer.
According to a study conducted by the Geneius Laboratory in the United Kingdom, the difference in efficiency is calculated in times: after 2 hours, the efficacy of products with probiotics is greater by almost 4 times, and the difference rises to 22 times after 8 hours. The study also confirmed that the surface covered with probiotics protects against e. coli bacteria multiplication for up to 8 days, although E. coli cells grow on membranes treated with probiotics growth is significantly restricted. This effect is evident over the entire 8-day time-period but becomes less pronounced over time.’
Natural cleaning products are the future cleaning products. Dr Emma Saunders is general manager at Genesis Biosciences UK. ‘We strongly believe that the future of cleaning must change for the benefit of both the health of people and the environment’. ‘Considering just how prevalent traditional chemical cleaning products are in the everyday household we believe it’s time to change the habit and switch to the natural, the probiotic option to avoid cleaning agents that have the potential to jeopardise the health’.
How PROBIOTIC is better?
How regular chemical cleaning products work?
The problem with traditional cleaning products
The current generation of cleaning products based on disinfecting chemical composition destroys the natural microflora in our homes, the number of bacteria decreases significantly. However, more resistant bacteria (generally more harmful) survive and start to multiply, adapting to the unfavourable conditions by gaining additional resistance to more and more aggressive chemical disinfectants. Consequently, potentially harmful microorganisms start to prevail in our homes, making our environment less healthy. All these conditions affect our immunity: we become more susceptible to various infections, develop allergies and experience other health problems.
How PROBIOTIC cleaning products work?
Cleaning products with probiotics are every bit as effective as regular cleaner’s at removing dirt and impurities, with the added benefit that products with probiotics enrich the microflora with beneficial bacteria instead of disrupting it as chemical cleaners do. Regular use of natural cleaning products with probiotics, enriches our environment with beneficial bacteria, makes it less welcoming for harmful bacteria, thus creating a healthier environment for humans.