Most household cleaning products contain acutely toxic ingredients such as chlorine bleach, ammonia and phosphates, which are poisonous if ingested and can be harmful if inhaled or touched. Nueco cleaning products contain none of these chemicals, making them safer for children and helping to reduce the risk of accidents.
In 2012 there were 330 recorded incidents in the UK of children under the age of 10 being poisoned in the home.
Nueco cleaning products are safer because they are:
No strong acids or alkalis. Our cleaning products are pH neutral making them far less dangerous to children if accidentally ingested.
Phosphates are found in many cleaning products and can cause allergic reactions such as rashes, dizziness and throat irritation.
No Volatile Organic Compounds means less indoor pollution and fewer allergies or asthma. Also, no EDTA, SLS or SLES.
We’ve replaced harsh chemicals with natural enzymes which break down the dirt & continue cleaning long after application.
Our products, once diluted and ready for use, carry no hazard warnings and, although they should still be kept out of reach of children, they pose a significantly lower risk to health than traditional cleaning products which are often poisonous if ingested, and can be harmful or corrosive if inhaled or touched.
Reducing indoor air pollution
Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs for short, are widely used in many household cleaning products to add artificial fragrances to make your house ‘smell clean’. What they are, in fact, are a variety of chemicals polluting your home and potentially causing adverse health effects. All Nueco cleaning products are 100% VOC free.
No Ammonia or Chlorine
Other cleaning products with high acute toxicity include chlorine bleach and ammonia, which produce fumes that are highly irritating to eyes, nose, throat and lungs, and should not be used by people with asthma or lung or heart problems.
These two chemicals pose an added threat in that they can react with each other or other chemicals to form lung-damaging gases. Combining products that contain chlorine and ammonia or ammonia and lye (in some oven cleaners) produces chloramine gases, while chlorine combined with acids (commonly used in toilet bowl cleaners) forms toxic chlorine gas.