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post #1 of Old 10-02-2012, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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Are antibacterial cleaners harmless?

Most of us shop for antibacterial cleaners to get rid of the bacteria and other such organisms from our house. But are these cleaners harmless for us? The answer is NO. The cleaning ingredients may contain chemicals that may cause acute or immediate health hazards like respiratory or skin irritation or may cause chronic or long term effects even leading to liver damage or cancer.
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post #3 of Old 10-06-2012, 01:56 AM
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Yeah, antibacterial cleaners can cause serious health hazards they do get rid of the bacteria but can be otherwise harmful. So its better to seek help of professional cleaners as they know not to use which products. Nowadays many cleaning companies use only environment friendly techniques of cleaning to avoid harmful after effects.
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Thumbs down In all honesty

Okay I can almost agree with you on this statement. But in all honesty Give a a reputable source where I can go and check that facts next time. Not calling you a liar but I've honestly read the same thing on a blog and it was almost like what you said and like the person before you, they did not give a source of information and when they did it was to a blog. Blogs do not count as a reputable source of information.

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post #5 of Old 10-20-2012, 02:16 AM
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There are many antibacterial chemicals that solve the purpose and also do not produce much effect on the environment. Various other antibacterial solutions are available that are specifically made to not to produce any harm to nature but being priced more than the chemical constituting antibacterial solutions their purchase is not as required.
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I opt for natural too.
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post #8 of Old 08-12-2013, 09:58 AM
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I am not sure about it basically the thing is i personally think that we should go for stuff which is natural and at the same time contain less amount of harmful ingredients.
That should be taken rather than stuff which is in appropriate.
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Well, I agree with you that the antibacterial cleaners are also not safe as it constitute the chemical called quats(quaternary ammonium compounds). These are pesticides that are certainly toxic to bacteria and can affect human health, too.
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antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Antibacterial soaps have the potential to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The reason that the FDA is making manufacturers prove these products' efficacy is because of a range of possible health risks associated with triclosan, and bacterial resistance is first on the list.
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