Did you know? You can clean 90% of your home with a Norwex Microfiber Cloth and water.
A recent study in Norway, from the University of Bergen, studied the effects of long-term exposure (20 years) to household spray cleaners in women. What they found greatly supported Norwex’s mission to make homes safe havens by reducing the use of chemicals, by discovering the staggering effects of long-term exposure to household spray cleaners. Here are a few of the study’s findings:
“Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
“That level of lung impairment was surprising at first”, said lead study author Oistein Svanes, a doctoral student also at the Department for Clinical Science. “However, when you think of inhaling small particles from cleaning agents that are meant for cleaning the floor and not your lungs, maybe it is not so surprising after all.”
Professor Cecile Svanes, who led the Bergen team, said: “We feared that such chemicals, by steadily causing a little damage to the airways day after day, year after year, might accelerate the rate of lung function decline that occurs with age.”
Oistein Svanes, who also worked on the study, said: “The take-home message is that in the long run cleaning chemicals very likely cause rather substantial damage to your lungs. These chemicals are usually unnecessary; microfiber cloths and water are more than enough for most purposes.” ~ BBC
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This study almost made me fall out of my chair! Did you know? “Of the 80,000 new chemicals that have been introduced in the last 50 years, approximately 200 have been assessed for their impact on human health.” I am glad that research is happening and that they are finding proof that chemicals harm us and that it is not necessary. To read some articles about this study… follow the links at the bottom of this post.
This study supports that Norwex is a healthy and effective solution to our cleaning needs. Think of all the spray cleaners you use (or could use) to clean your home… dusting spray, all-purpose cleaners, floor cleaners, wood cleaners, window spray… the list goes on. But according to the study from Norway, it reveals that really there is no need for all purpose spray cleaners, artificial fragrances, dusting canisters, etc… just a Norwex microfiber cloth and water. Yeah Norwex!
I love that Norwex offers a real solution to this problem. Check out Norwex’s September Customer Specials… You will be able to remove traditional cleaners in your home by simply replacing them with the featured Norwex products!
Graphite & Mango EnviroCloth with Baclock™ – These are the Microfiber Cloths that were mentioned above. What makes Norwex microfiber cloths be able to clean up to 99% of bacteria from a surface when following the proper use and care instructions is how they are made. The microfibers are 1/200th the width of a human hair versus a dollar store microfiber cloths that only need to be 1/6th the width to be considered “microfiber”. The microfibers in one cloth can reach 3 million meters (from Winnipeg Canada to the Gulf of Mexico)…. that is a lot of absorbing material. They contain Baclock™ agent, Norwex’s micro silver antibacterial agent, that goes to work to self purify and inhibit odours from bacteria, mould and mildew in the cloth within 24 hours so that it is ready to use again. They make cleaning surfaces clean quick and easy … flat fold the the cloth and you will have 8 clean sides to clean with. Best all-natural cleaning cloth around.
Spray Bottle – An essential tool to use with your Norwex microfiber cloths. Make your EnviroCloth damp, start cleaning and when you feel you need a little moisture, use a quick spray and keep on cleaning. (If your EnviroCloth is too wet, it will leave streaks behind.) I also love adding a drop of essential oils to my spray bottle to add a beautiful scent in the air when I am cleaning. Try using the spray bottle when you mop your floor… it makes it so easy to add a little moisture to the floor and makes mopping quick!
Spirisponge (pack of 2) – These sponges are pure eco-friendly scrubbing power that are safe for pots, pans, non-stick surfaces and glass-top stoves. I love that these sponges are safe in the kitchen for pots and pans and the like, but they are also designed to remove sticky substances like food or glue, they can remove rust and lime stains when coupled with Cleaning Paste, are awesome to clean your kitchen sink, and can even scrub your carrots and potatoes.
Green Veggie and Fruit Scrub Cloth – The produce we buy in the stores have been subjected to a toxic treatment to protect it from pests and fungal attack. It often has a waxy or oily substance to prevent decay as well as preserve quality and appearance as it gets transported. Norwex’s cloth is two-sided; the scrubby side is designed to remove dirt, waxes and debris while the smooth side is for drying and polishing your produce. It is a great tool for harvest time… it quickly removes all the dirty from garden carrots and potatoes. Yum!
Blue Kitchen Scrub Cloth – This cloth has a special blend of nylon and Norwex Microfiber that will tackle tough jobs without scratching the surface or require chemicals to get the job done. It is even more effective when used with Norwex Cleaning Paste. Does your glass stove top get rings from your pans? Try a dap of cleaning paste on a damp Kitchen Scrub Cloth, give the ring a scrub and it will be gone. Or get creative and try cleaning your fresh farm eggs with a damp Kitchen Scrub Cloth…
“The Kitchen Scrub Cloth works great to get the stubborn chicken poop off the eggs! That cloth is THE designated egg-cleaning cloth!” ~ Katherine VanWeerthuizen
Pack of 2 Netted Blue Dish Cloth – This nylon-netted dish cloth is made for those who hand wash their pots and pans (or maybe all your dishes). What makes it better than a traditional sponge is that it DOESN”T habour bacteria. Instead of absorbing bacteria and taking a long time to dry, the nylon dries quickly and the food particles and bacteria get rinsed through the holes in the cloth. It is scrubby enough to get your pots and pans clean, can be used with Dishsoap (unlike Norwex’s microfiber cloths), removes flour and other sticky food from the counter and washes out perfectly! Its a nice addition for your kitchen sink.
FREE All-Purpose Kitchen Cloth – This is a great Kitchen Cloth that is versatile enough to be used with or without dish soap. The waffle-weave pattern creates an extra absorbent, extra durable, extra fast-drying cloth that is designed to be able to remove grease, caked-on dirt or anything your kitchen throws at you. Don’t you love how Norwex has a variety of cloths…enough variety that you can choose the perfect cloth for you. Plus, it comes FREE to try with the Kitchen Basics Special!
- No toxic chemicals required
- No heavy bucket of water
- Ergonomically-friendly telescopic pole
- Aluminum-light weight
- Only requires water
- Employs static electricity to attract dust and debris
- Wet Mop Pad has Baclock™ agent
- Floor dries quickly
- Saves you time & money
- Use to dust your walls & baseboards.
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Norwex Microfiber Cleans it All
Norwex is a real solution to the problem that traditional cleaners cause. Most of us grew up with the smell of a clean home… caused by lemon-scented chemical cleaners… but these cleaners, as researched, compromise our health and our environment. Try out one of Norwex’s Customer Specials… see how you like cleaning with Norwex microfiber cloths and water. See how many cleaners you can do without!
- “Women who clean at home or work face increased lung function decline, study finds” www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180216084912.htm
- “Cleaning products linked to poorer lung function” www.bbc.com/news/health-43085674
Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.