Why do some prefer a chlorine-free surface cleaner?
Dry-Treat's HANAFINN Oxy-Klenza™ is widely renowned for being a highly effective, multi-purpose cleaner that can take care of a variety of stubborn stains. If you've got a stone tile or countertop that requires some serious surface cleaning, there's a good chance Oxy-Klenza™ will be your first port of call.
But one of the other notable things about Oxy-Klenza™ is that it's a chlorine-free cleaner, which might make it attractive to a certain kind of buyer.
What is chlorine?
According to the New York State Department of Health, chlorine is "among the ten highest volume chemicals manufactured in the United States", produced through the electrolysis of sodium chlorine brine.
Chlorine comes in the form of both a liquid, as well as a green-yellow gas at room temperature. It's used for a variety of modern purposes, from disinfecting water as part of sanitation, as well as as a bleach in the manufacture of paper and cloth. It also pops up in a variety of household cleaning products, which is why its absence from Oxy-Klenza™ is so notable.
Why do some people avoid chlorine?
Chlorine can have a number of different health effects, both short-and long-term, which explains why some try to avoid it. People can come into contact with it through both the skin and the eyes, as well as by inhaling it from the air when it is released into the atmosphere.
As a gas, it can cause skin irritation, as well as irritation of the nose, throat and eye. While it is not considered a carcinogen, it can cause long-term harm to the respiratory system and lung injury – after all, it was used as a weapon back in World War One.
Of course, health effects this extreme are unlikely, particularly when you consider the amount of ways we're exposed to chlorine every day. It all depends on the level of exposure an individual experiences. Still, given these facts and the gas' pungent stench, it can be understandable why some people look to avoid it when carrying out stain removal.
And now you know part of the reason why Oxy-Klenza™ is so in-demand by so many.