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The Benefits of an Organic Dry Erase Board Cleaner

The Benefits of an Organic Dry Erase Board Cleaner

By Clifford Woods

Dry erase boards are used all over the world, at seminars, in classrooms and even in the comfort of homes. You are more likely to find them in an official setting than you are likely to find a pen because these implements are replacing paper more and more each day.

Organic Dry Erase Board CleanerThe only catch when using these useful items is that they have to be cleaned. The question most of us do not ask ourselves however is, what is in the cleaner we use for these boards? Is it healthy for humans to use at all?

Since the advent of the dry erase boards, many companies have set out to make a killing on the cleaners. Each company has its formula for coming up with the best cleaner possible and the cleaner is more often than not packaged inside a spray bottle for easy use. Unfortunately, efficient and convenient as they may seem, these fluids are made from inorganic ingredients that are toxic and therefore harmful to human beings. Body parts that come in contact with the cleaner such as the eyes, the skin, the nose and even the mouth can come to a lot of harm through continued use of these inorganic cleaner fluids.

It is common knowledge that most inorganically formulated board cleaner sprays contain isopropyl, ethanol and dichloroacetic acid. These are not naturally occurring and when used over a long period of time can cause severe damage to the human body as a whole. A great alternative to these harmful inorganic cleaning products is an organic dry erase board cleaner.

These are made using 100% natural ingredients and pose zero or no danger at all to the user regardless of how long they are used. A standard organic dry erase board cleaner would normally contain simple ingredients such as water, beneficial microorganisms, molasses, sea salt and other ingredients that pose no danger of any kind to the user.

A severely stained erase board may not become spotlessly clean when this kind of organic cleaner is used, but it will clean the it enough to be used efficiently. This alone can reduce the frequency with which inorganic cleaners are used.

An even better and more interesting way for you to make your dry erase board clean is by formulating your own safe cleaning product. Hand sanitizers can double up as a cleaner for instance. Water mixed with vinegar is also an option when it comes to a home-made cleaning fluid for your board. Other mixtures that have been known to function aptly include toothpaste infused into hairspray. Organic glass cleaner also gets the job done without leaving behind drastic health hazards.

Organic dry erase board cleaners are largely preferred over inorganic for a number of reasons.

First and foremost is the health issues mentioned. No use having a clean board that you will not be around to use long enough now is there? Secondly is the fact that these cleaners can be made right at home, using locally available ingredients. This not only reduces your expenditure but also makes the process safe for everyone.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Environmentally Friendly Products.

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The Organic Office

The Organic Office

By Clifford Woods

Why is the workplace all too often left out of the equation when thinking about organic and healthy living conditions? A tricky question to answer but this does indeed occur. Try and think of a few ways and means by which an office you know inside and out promotes a clean office environment hand-in-hand with organic living.

The idea of the organic office is for sure one of the less common and familiar in the world of natural living, but this doesn’t mean it is anything less than hugely important. In fact, given the fact that the majority of the Western World spends much of its waking life at work, what could be of bigger benefit than promoting the overall good by insisting on a fully organic office?

Hidden Dangers:  Unbeknownst to most, there are so many dangers around the average office workplace which come down to the use of chemicals where natural alternative could have been used in their place. As such, in order to understand the ways and means by which to create a safer office, it is vital to know where these dangers are and the alternatives available, including the following:

The Organic OfficeOrganic Office Cleaner:  The standard office cleaner in terms of both a can of spray and a professional service will BOTH more often than not use harmful chemicals and toxins. These have become the standards over recent decades to an extent where many have come to accept that the only route to a clean office environment is to use these chemicals and take their chances.

In reality however, this isn’t the case at all, as organic office cleaners are readily available for next to nothing and many  organic office cleaning services are also in the market of taking away the risks to their customers. Considering how many desks, surfaces, keyboards, telephones and so on are cleaned regularly, why take the risk of exposing a workforce to toxic chemicals?

Organic Supplies: Along with a generally clean office environment, it is also never a bad idea to introduce exclusive use of organic supplies across the boards, which can include DIY office cleaner, recycled paper and anything else produced by 100% safe and natural means.

Non-Toxic Materials: Recent discoveries have highlighted just how risky it can be to use certain types of vinyl, plastic and other materials on an everyday basis. As such, an addition to the organically clean office environment is the use of only 100% safe and natural materials across all stations, along with the elimination of any that may have the potential to cause harm.

Recycling: Last but not least, it is never a bad idea to get the whole workplace involved in recycling efforts, which can see the office reusing waste items, composting for use in plants or gardens and generally making efforts to reduce waste.

Along with the above, it is also essential to ensure that any professionals brought in from outside – carpet cleaners, A/C repairers etc. – champion the use of organic products and ONLY organic products in order to promote a clean organic office environment and 100% safety for workers.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of  Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology

Find out more about our Organic Office Cleaner

We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Environmentally Friendly products.

Chemical Free Schools

Chemical Free Schools

By Clifford Woods

Chemical Free Schools

You would like to think that any environment in which kids spent most of their waking lives would be near enough 100% chemical free and therefore as safe as possible. Sadly however this has proven not to be the case as according to the results of recent studies, an alarming number of schools across the Western World are still packed to the rafters with harmful products and toxic chemicals that stand to cause untold damage in those most sensitive to harm.

So what exactly are children at risk from in such environments?If a person was to actually have free run of a school for a couple of hours, chances are they would be in for quite the surprise as to how many chemicals and toxins are present outside the confines of the science labs. Committees push for chemical free schools as the potential to do great harm in the years to come is real, but in the meantime awareness is still crucial.

Solvents: Various paints, marker pens and craft supplies that may not have been vetted for safety. Cleaning Products: Any number of cleaning products used by cleaners and the kids themselves from time to time that haven’t been thoroughly checked for harmful chemicals.

Vinyl: Certain types of vinyl products and supplies have been found to contain dangerous levels of toxins and still perpetuate in schools.Airborne Heaters and air-conditioners cleaned, maintained or built with toxic products/components.

Take into account the above examples along with dozens of others and it can begin to appear that pushing for chemical free schools is an impossible task, but the truth is in fact quite to the contrary.

Simple Steps: In order to protect the health of future generations, it is simply a case of taking small though decisive steps to introduce only natural products in schools and begin ruling out their harmful counterparts.

There is really no reason to sit back and accept that there are children at risk.

How to get started? Consider the following:

  • Rule out the purchase of any further vinyl products, as they may be inherently toxic. Promote the use of recycled and 100% organic paper products.
  • Increase trash awareness and promote the use of reusable containers.
  • Organize discussion groups to air concerns and plan initiatives.
  • Check all cleaning supplies and immediately replace with chemical free products.
  • Ensure all craft supplies used are 100% safe and natural.
  • Eliminate the use of pesticides and chemicals both inside and outside the building.

The list goes on to encompass every part of the school where harmful substances may be in use. It isn’t a case of trying to revolutionize the whole establishment overnight, but rather to build awareness and take the first steps toward insisting on chemical free schools as these chemicals can cause harm to kids and teachers alike.

A Clear Choice: Fully natural, safe and organic products for use in schools are not only beneficial to the health of kids and the planet alike, but are also just as effective and affordable as their chemical counterparts. There really is no excuse for accepting anything less.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

You can find out more about our Organic Cleaners at www.effens.com

We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Environmentally Friendly products

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