Healthcare Cleaning, VOC’s and a Going Green
In a recent article about healthcare cleaning and home births, it stated more and more women are deciding to have their children at home, rather than in a hospital. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with personal philosophy and more to do with being in a hospital and the cleaning supplies and disinfectants the cleaning staff use to keep the place clean and disinfected.
It’s estimated that 35% of older, more conventional cleaning products used by healthcare cleaning professionals contain high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs have been known to linger in the air and on surfaces, causing all kinds of problems like respiratory irritation, headaches, blindness, severe skin damage, and even hormonal system damage.
All this highlights a growing trend in healthcare cleaning companies to go green, for their employee’s health reasons, as well as the patient’s.
Another practical reason hospitals are going green is cost. When compared to the price of conventional healthcare cleaning products on a per-cleaning rather than a per-cost basis, green products are less expensive. Factoring in the cost of worker protection, product handling and disposal issues, once again green products just cost less. Also, one green cleaning solution used at different concentrations for multiple cleaning tasks can save closet space and help staff avoid confusion about what to use when reducing costs.
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