A recent article on WebMD had some eye-opening statistics on the chemicals used, both by janitorial services and by household cleaners.
Ninety-three percent [of the products] provided ingredient lists that were incomplete or not specific enough, and the researchers were were surprised to see a few 'green' brands were still a little cagey about their ingredients.”
They tested thousands of chemicals, and found:
The takeaway for us? A good safety program and safety training is key in reducing risk, both in worker's comp and in the exposure to chemicals that might cause problems. Further, cleaning products are largely unregulated, with one exception being that the EPA requires a product that is antibacterial to disclose the name of the antibacterial used.
To read the whole article at WebMD, Click Here.