Cleaning agents differ in their classification of health hazards; some cause serious or immediate dangers such as skin irritations, respiratory and eye irritation to illness such as reproductive and respiratory disorders as well as major diseases such as cancer. A health hazard commonly associated with using window glass cleaners would be inhalation of the mist emitted from the bottle or getting the chemical into your eyes. Ingestion of the chemicals could pose a serious health risk.
What’s in your window cleaner?
Some of the chemicals typically found in window cleaners include ammonia and isopropanol. Ammonia is known to be a powerful chemical agent that is diluted for household cleaning products and is highly poisonous. Exposure to high concentrations of ammonia can cause burning of the eyes, nose, throat and respiratory tract and can result in blindness, lung damage or death. Inhalation of lower concentrations can cause coughing, and nose and throat irritation. Swallowing ammonia can cause burns to the mouth, throat and stomach. Skin or eye contact with concentrated ammonia can also cause irritation and burns. *
The Norwex Antibac Window Cloth / Polishing Cloth is AMAZING! It provides streak free windows and mirrors with just water and a cloth.
The Window Cloth allows you to clean windows, mirrors, jewelry and any shiny surface with just water. Start by cleaning the dirty surface with a wet Enviro Cloth and then polish with a dry Window Cloth for a beautiful streak-free shine. If the surface is only mildly dirty, you can spray water on the glass and polish with a dry Window Cloth.
Below is a picture of a patio window before being cleaned with a Norwex window cloth and water. You can see that it has been fingerprinted liberally with sticky hands, and some butter has been applied to make it extra dirty.
Following is a second picture. This shows a beautiful, streak free window that was cleaned with the Norwex Window Cloth / Polishing Cloth and water.
There are no streaks, no lint particles, nothing but a beautiful window that sparkles in the sunlight.
I do a window cleaning or mirror cleaning demonstration at every party where I wipe butter on a window or mirror and then show the guests how easy it is to remove the butter with a wet enviro cloth and then polish the glass to a streak free shine with the Norwex Window Cloth. It’s so FUN to see how wow’d people are each and every time I do the demo!
I love hearing stories from satisfied customers after they first use the enviro cloth and window cloth at home to clean their windows. I have had so many people call and say their family member or friend walked RIGHT INTO a closed glass patio door because it was so clean that they thought the door was open! I have also had many consultants join my team simply because someone had bought them the enviro cloth and window cloth combination (basic antibac package) as a gift. Once they experienced the wonders of cleaning windows with Norwex, they felt so much excitement that they had to share Norwex with others!
What are YOUR stories of how the Norwex Window Cloth / Polishing Cloth has made life easier for you? If you haven’t yet experienced the wonders of Norwex, you can find the Window Cloth / Enviro Cloth combination on my Norwex online sales website HERE.
If you already own the Norwex window cloth and are wondering how to LAUNDER / Care For your cloth, please read my previous post on Caring For Your Norwex Microfiber.
I am blessed to be the mother of two boys. When I found out that I was expecting my first, I knew that I would need to learn to deal with muddy shoes, insects, stinky smells. After all…aren’t we told that “snakes and snails, and puppy dog tails…that’s what little boys are made of?” When I learned that we were having our second son, I decided to accept the fact that there were going to be some seriously messy things in our house and that I would just have to learn how to deal with it.
We have had our share of messes. We have had one son walk all the way across the house with his toe bleeding, oblivious to the fact that he was smearing blood all down the hall. They come inside and tell me that they “forgot” to put shoes on before going out and playing in the dirt, so white socks have now turned brown. Yogurts break in backpacks and aren’t reported until the next day. They walk to our room to tell us they are sick and end up getting sick in the hall. We have even had one of our sons bring the head of a dead duck into the house!
These are some seriously messy scenarios. All of these messes were cleaned in a safe Norwex way…soaking socks in Norwex Ultra Power Plus to turn them white again, cleaning out backpacks or carpeting with the enviro cloth…and I have to admit that we have used our share of Odor Eliminator (after all…they are BOYS!)
There are also the everyday messes…spilled milk or juice, tiny food-fights, splashing water all over the bathroom, toothpaste in the sink and on the mirror, mud tracked across the hardwood floor or carpet, grass stains in clothing, … the list could go on and on.
What excites me is that the majority of messes that my boys make, THEY CAN CLEAN THEMSELVES!
I walked into the kitchen this morning and found one of my sons on the floor with a wet enviro cloth, scrubbing. He had spilled some juice all over the hardwood floor. Instead of using paper towels and creating waste, he got an enviro cloth, got it wet with warm water, and took care of cleaning up the mess. It warms my heart, especially right before Mother’s Day, to see my sons able to take the initiative to clean up after themselves. To know that they are doing it in a way that is safe, and also saves money and eliminates waste…that’s AMAZING!
I love the fact that I can hand my boys two cloths (an enviro cloth and window cloth) and send them into their bathroom and they can actually CLEAN it! With those two cloths, they can clean their mirror, wash the sink, wipe down the counter top and tub, and even clean the floor around the toilet! They are learning skills of self sufficiency while I am saving time and becoming a much happier mom! They do help with the dusting sometimes as well, with the Norwex Kids Dusting Mitt, but this is a story about THEIR messes, not mine.
I am so blessed to have two wonderful sons, messes and all, but I do admit that I love the fact that they can now “clean it themselves!!”
How has Norwex changed your family’s cleaning habits? Do your children help clean up after themselves more than they did prior to Norwex? I’d love to hear your stories!