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"All of our products are designed to work as well as their traditional counterparts, but use renewable, non-toxic, phosphate free and biodegradable ingredients, and are never tested on animals. They are as gentle on the planet as they are on people and they don't create fumes or leave residues that may affect the health of your family or your pets. A wide selection of products is available without added dyes or fragrances. These Free & Clear products are ideal for people who are sensitive to dyes and fragrances used in many traditional and other natural brands of household products."
Products are available both unscented or scented with real essential oils
Q: What makes your products natural?
A: GoBio! Products are non-toxic and plant-based. Our products are free of phosphates, chlorine, petroleum chemicals and other harmful ingredients. They are 100% biodegradable and the containers are easily recycled.
Q: Who should use GoBio! Products?
A: GoBio! Products are designed for everyone and anyone who wants to retain their good health. They contain no carcinogens, are non-toxic and plant based. In short, GoBio! Products are the type of products sought by people who are concerned about reducing the amount of toxins in their home and the environment, including those sensitive to allergies.
Q: Do your products work as well as mainstream products?
A: YES!! In comparison tests, GoBio! Products work just as well, if not better, than mainstream products.
Q: Are your products tested on animals?
A: NO! GoBio! products are not tested on animals or containing animal ingredients.
12 principles of green chemistry
- Prevent waste: Design chemical syntheses to prevent waste, leaving no waste to treat or clean up.
- Design safer chemicals and products: Design chemical products to be fully effective, with no toxicity.
- Design less hazardous chemical syntheses: Design syntheses to use and generate substances with no toxicity to humans and the environment.
- Use renewable feedstocks: Use raw materials and feedstocks that are renewable rather than depleting. Renewable feedstocks are often made from agricultural products or are the wastes of other processes; depleting feedstocks are made from fossil fuels (petroleum, natural gas, or coal) or are mined.
- Use catalysts, not stoichiometric reagents: Minimize waste by using catalytic reactions. Catalysts are used in small amounts and can carry out a single reaction many times. They are preferable to stoichiometric reagents, which are used in excess and work only once.
- Avoid chemical derivatives: Avoid using blocking or protecting groups or any temporary modifications if possible. Derivatives use additional reagents and generate waste.
- Maximize atom economy: Design syntheses so that the final product contains the maximum proportion of the starting materials. There should be few, if any, wasted atoms.
- Use safer solvents and reaction conditions: Avoid using solvents, separation agents, or other auxiliary chemicals. If these chemicals are necessary, use innocuous chemicals.
- Increase energy efficiency: Run chemical reactions at ambient temperature and pressure whenever possible.
- Design chemicals and products to degrade after use: Design chemical products to break down to innocuous substances after use so that they do not accumulate in the environment.
- Analyze in real time to prevent pollution: Include in-process real-time monitoring and control during syntheses to minimize or eliminate the formation of byproducts.
- Minimize the potential for accidents: Design chemicals and their forms (solid, liquid, or gas) to minimize the potential for chemical accidents including explosions, fires, and releases to the environment.
Originally published by Paul Anastas and John Warner in "Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice" (Oxford University Press: New York, 1998).
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Facts to Know
“Of chemicals commonly found in homes, 150 have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities.”
Consumer Product Safety Commission
“In one study conducted over a 15 year period, women who worked at home had a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women who had jobs away from the home. The study concluded that the increased death rate was due to daily exposure to hazardous chemicals found in ordinary household products.
Nancy Sokol Green
Poisoning Our Children
“More children under four die of accidental poisonings at home than are accidentally killed with guns at home.”
National Safety Council
Environmental Protection Agency in a report to congress:
“Indoor air pollution is one of the most important environmental health problems”
In a five-year study the EPA reported that a number of homes had chemical levels that were seventy times higher inside the homes than outside.
According to the EPA, most homes have airborne concentrations of hazardous and toxic chemicals that are two to five times higher inside the home than outside.
One reason chemical concentrations are so high in some homes is that cleaning products release toxic vapors into the air when they are used – and even when they are stored.
It’s alarming that indoor air is so full of chemical vapors because most children spend twelve to twenty hours a day inside.
Physiologically, children are more vulnerable to toxic vapors than adults because of their higher metabolic rate. They require more oxygen and they breathe in two to three times more air (and therefore more toxins) relative to body size than adults. Children are more active and this also increases their breathing rate and intake of toxins. In addition, children play close to the floor where heavier pollutants settle.
National Safety Council
“More children under four die of accidental poisoning at home than accidentally killed with guns at home.”
- Cleaning products found in many households and offices contain more than 50 potentially harmful, even lethal chemicals.
- A product that kills up to 50% of lab animals can still be labeled “non-toxic”.
- Most poisonings happen slowly, over a long period of time, by daily exposure to toxins in the air, and toxic chemicals that come into contact with your skin.
- Household products are among the most toxic substances we encounter daily. In one study over a 15 year period, women who worked at home had a 54% higher rate from cancer than women who had jobs away from home. The study concluded that the increased death rate in the women was due to exposure to hazardous chemicals found in household chemicals.
Imagine your peace of mind if you never had to be concerned again about your family suffering from exposure to harmful cleaning chemicals…..