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Why should I use an All-Purpose Cleaner instead of a Disinfectant?Updated 2 months ago

There is a big difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning removes things (dirt, crumbs, germs, etc.) whereas disinfecting kills things (including viruses and bacteria) – We know, it sounds like semantics, but we can assure you it’s for good reason! 

There are good bacteria (think of probiotics that help promote gut health and build up our immune system), and bad bacteria (the kind that makes us sick). For everyday cleaning, like wiping down your kitchen counter or where your kids play, our All-Purpose Wipes are a safe, effective, and best-in-class solution. 

In instances where potentially dangerous bacteria is in play (high-traffic, bacteria-prone areas or a surface that has come in contact with raw chicken), a disinfectant can be used to more effectively kill bacteria. 

It’s important to note though – most disinfecting wipes contain quaternary ammonium compounds (“quats”) which pose long-term health risks when used too often (cancer, birth defects, infertility). It is important to find out what’s right for your family, and do research on labels and ingredients when purchasing disinfectant products.


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