According to a recent CDC article, the daily number of calls to poison centers dramatically increased at the beginning of March 2020 for exposures to both cleaners and disinfectants. There was a spike in cases of unintentional exposure to poisonous cleaning agents. This timing is likely correlated with the spreading awareness of Covid-19 in the United States. Disinfectant products were wiped off the shelves of local grocery stores in people's attempt to kill any viruses and bacteria in their environment.
The CDC article represented two cases giving examples of the harm disinfectants have caused people.
“An adult woman heard on the news to clean all recently purchased groceries before consuming them. She filled a sink with a mixture of 10% bleach solution, vinegar, and hot water, and soaked her produce. While cleaning her other groceries, she noted a noxious smell described as “chlorine” in her kitchen. She developed difficulty breathing, coughing, and wheezing, and called 911. She was transported to the emergency department (ED) via ambulance and was noted to have mild hypoxemia and end-expiratory wheezing. She improved with oxygen and bronchodilators. Her chest radiograph was unremarkable, and she was discharged after a few hours of observation.”
“A preschool-aged child was found unresponsive at home and transported to the ED via ambulance. A 64-ounce bottle of ethanol-based hand sanitizer was found open on the kitchen table. According to her family, she became dizzy after ingesting an unknown amount, fell and hit her head. She vomited while being transported to the ED, where she was poorly responsive. Her blood alcohol level was elevated at 273 mg/dL (most state laws define a limit of 80 mg/dL for driving under the influence); neuroimaging did not indicate traumatic injuries. She was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit overnight, had improved mental status, and was discharged home after 48 hours.”
What can be concluded from these two cases is that everyday household cleaners you use are not safe for you or your loved ones. Cleaners like bleach, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizers have been proven to cause negative physical side effects. This leads us to ask one very important question:
What disinfectant is safe?
ECA-500 is an EPA and FDA approved disinfectant that is strong enough to clean hospitals, and safe for the home. ECA-500 is a chemical free, green, and highly effective solution when mixed with H2O for every situation where pathogens must be controlled quicker than traditional cleaners when disinfecting and sanitizing.
You can safely use this product without having to worry about negative side effects. It is safe for the skin, children, and the environment.