For anyone who spent too much time at the dentist as a kid, the smell of clove must immediately take them back to their dental office. That’s because our sense of smell is so evolved it can invoke vivid memories.
But not all smells are as benign as clove oil. Many chemicals and mixtures of chemicals can expel odors so strong and unpleasant they cause headaches, nausea and even anxiety. Now think about those chemicals in the context of an office building with its daily cleanings and non-existent windows.
That thought alone certainly makes the case for green cleaning supplies, wouldn’t you agree?
We get it … cleaning practices are often an afterthought for many business owners. You want your offices clean, but you don’t really have the time to think about how it’s getting done. You should, though, because in the long run it’s a sound business decision.
Employees who work in healthy indoor environments take fewer sick days. That’s because green cleaning products don’t emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Those are the gases found in standard cleaning products that cause skin allergies and other health concerns. They also don’t emit any of the odors that can aggravate breathing problems.
In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency says that cleaning agents are among the main contributors to poor indoor air quality. So if you haven’t already considered it, now’s the time to make the switch. Remember, clean doesn’t have a smell.