What is the composition of Lizol floor cleaner?

Posted by Rakshit Ranjan on

Lizol Floor Cleaner

When you think floor cleaner, the name Lizol pops up right away, doesn’t it? Over the years, this disinfectant floor cleaner brand has become a household name and is hugely popular. 

The cleaning performance of Lizol is made possible by chemicals. We are usually oblivious to the fact that these disinfectant floor cleaners can have chemicals that are really harmful to us because we don’t consider that to be a possibility. After all, these cleaning products are being sold by our trusted brands. But unfortunately, that is not the case.

The harmful ingredient in Lizol

Now let’s find out some shocking facts about our favourite floor cleaner.

The active ingredient in Lizol is Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC). It is an ammonium compound for cleansers and detergents. Effective as it may be for cleaning purposes, it is highly toxic.

It can cause various health concerns in humans as well as animals.

Prolonged exposure to BAC has been known to cause allergen contact dermatitis (ACD), skin irritation and other skin problems. It can also lead to respiratory disorders. As per research, BAC is linked to pulmonary toxicity and inflammation because the lungs can act as a reservoir of BAC and so, a target organ for BAC toxicity.

(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6594094/#:~:text=Benzalkonium%20chloride%20(BAC)%20is%20a,(TEG)%20in%20their%20solutions.)

Sometimes BAC is used in combination with Triethylene Glycol.

(TAG), which may not be harmless on its own, but the combo becomes lethal.

What raises concern when using this product is the fact that it does a highly important job in keeping our homes clean. Mopping the floor is a daily routine for most everyone. It has become even more crucial in the times of COVID. Since it is a chemical-based cleaner with ammonia, it tends to leave toxic residue on the surfaces it has been on. Even if direct contact is avoided, it can still affect you.

Infants and kids are most at risk because they’re likely to be all over the floor after it has been ‘cleaned’. And pets, whom we often forget about. BAC can be harmful to pets just the same.

kid-safe-floor-cleaner

By coming in contact with their bare skin when rolling on the floor and going into the body when they sneakily eat something off the floor, this ingredient can easily be ingested.

Synthetic dyes are dangerous too

We love our brightly coloured floor cleaners so much that there is now a natural association between the colour and the fragrance which most of us can easily recall. But this bright colour is a big thumbs down for safety. 

The colour in these floor cleaners comes from synthetic dyes. They don’t serve any other purpose in the cleaner apart from giving it a distinctive colour. While it is great for increasing the attractiveness of the product so that people buy it off the shelves, these synthetic dyes are very harmful for our health. Various synthetic dyes have been linked to cancer, heavy metals in them can harm the nervous system. The worst part about this is that the colour adds nothing to its effectiveness!

Natural Cleaning Products

How to be safe

One way of avoiding exposure to BAC is the use of protective wear, like gloves, while cleaning. But, as already mentioned, it does not guarantee anything as once the floor cleaner is left on the floor there still remains a high risk of getting in contact with the harmful chemicals.

The best way to go would be to adopt a floor cleaner that’s not full of toxic chemicals. And there are options out there!

Koparo Floor Cleaner is completely natural and hence doesn’t have any harmful chemical. It is BAC free and uses no artificial dyes. It is made by harnessing the power of plant-derived ingredients and doesn’t have any unnecessary chemicals. Opt for a gentler floor cleaner that cleans just as well without the toxic chemicals.


Read more about the truths behind the ingredients of the most popular products: Should you use Dettol antiseptic liquid as a floor cleaner?

Cleaners disinfectant Kids friendly lifestyle & wellness Lizol Natural cleaners Organic cleaners

← Older Post Newer Post →

The Clean Slate

RSS
Tags
2022 resolutions air freshner Air Purifiers all natural all natural body wash All Natural Surface Cleaner All Purpose Cleaner Aloe Vera Plant aluminium foil animal animal love antibacterial antiseptic Appliances aroma Asiatic Lion Asthma Asthma in children athletics baby care baby friendly baby friendly floor cleaner baby laundry detergent baby safe baby safe floor cleaner Baby Safe Floor Disinfectant baby-safe bacteria baking soda bath bombs bathroom cleaner bathroom cleaning beauty without bunnies bedding Bengal Tiger Best Indoor Plants for Health Best smelling floor cleaner India binge watch biodegradable Bisphenol A (BPA) Black Buck bleach-free Bleaching Blender body wash body wash benefits body wash vs bar soap calm candle candle making car fragrance carbon emissions carbon footprint Changes Chemical Free chemical-free child friendly Childhood asthma Children chocolate bark Chores Christmas Christmas Crafts Christmas Tree Citrus clean Clean Air clean dishes Clean House clean resolutions cleaner Cleaners cleaning cleaning & society cleaning 2022 Cleaning Desk Tips cleaning products cleaning resolutions cleaning shows Cleaning Tips cleaning tools cleaning your tools cloth conditioner cloth mask clothes coffee coffee stain cornflour COVID-19 covid-19 care cruelty free customairfreshener Declutter deep cleaning detangling brush detergent dettol Dirty Dishes Dishwash Dishwasher Dishwashing Liquid Dishwashing Liquid 500ml disinfectant disposable mask diwali DIY diy candles DIY Hacks Dog floor cleaner Dog Safe Floor Cleaner dog shampoo dry skin dry skin winterw dushhera break Easy Peasy Crafts Easy to Care Eco friendly eco friendly all purpose cleaner eco friendly home eco friendly swaps eco-friendly gifting ecofriendly environment essential oil candles essential oils Experiment fabric conditioner fabric softener India Fertilizers festive season Finances fitness Flame Retardants floor cleaner floor cleaning liquid food waste Formaldehyde fragrance fresh fresh home Gardening gender bias gender inequality gender inequality in family gender inequality in home gift wrapping gifting candles granite Grape Ivy green cleaning Greenery hand sanitiser hand wash hand washing handmade handwash Hard Stains hard water hardwood harmful chemicals healthy coat. healthy fur herbal body wash home home decor home makeover house cleaning household chores housework how to clean hydration Indoor plants irritation-free skin itching jasmine ketchup Kids friendly kitchen hacks Kitchen Solutions Koparo koparo news Kopraan laundry laundry day laundry detergent laundry detergent for babies laundry detergent liquid laundry liquid detergenyt lavender lemon juice Lessons life skills lifestyle & wellness Lifestyle and Wellness Lint roller liquid handwash liquid soap Lizol Low maintenance marble floor cleaner Mask mattress mattress cleaning Microwave Minimal watering plants Mixer Mobile mobile phones moisturise moisturizing and hydrating shampoo Money Money Plant multipurpose cleaner National Endangered Species Day natrural Natural natural ingredients natural body wash Natural cleaners Natural Dishwashing Liquid natural disinfectant natural dog product natural floor cleaner Natural Floor Cleaner India natural freshner natural handwash Natural Laundry Liquid natural oil natural product natural soap natural solutions nature Net Zero Target netflix New New Name New Year new year goals new year resolutions no chemicals No Toxins Non toxic cleaning products Non Toxic Floor Cleaner For Babies Non-toxic nonstick pan nonstick utensils organic organic body wash Organic cleaners Organic Dishwashing Liquid organic freshner Organic Produce organise organising shows Organizing Paint parenting pet allergies pet care Pet friendly Pet friendly floor cleaner Pet friendly floor cleaner India Pet grooming pet safe Pet Safe Floor Cleaner pet-safe peta peta certified pH Balanced formula Phosphates Phthalates plan plant plant based plant based ingredients plant-based ingredients Pocket Money potpourri prime video recycle regular soap Remove Hard Stains resolutions rose rough skin in winters safe safe clothes safe dishes Safe for pets safe handwash safety salt sanitizer Santa Claus Savings scent Science Seeds shoe cleaning shoes shower routine side effects of chemical cleaners silver silver cutlery silver jewellery silverware skincare skincare routine smell smells good Snake Plant sneaker cleaning sneakerhead soap soap bar soft hands Soil Sulfates summer surfactants sustainability sustainable sustainable gifting Therapeutic tiles tip for cleaning masks Tips to do list Tomatoes toxic ingredients toxin-free toxins toy cleaning toys Triclosan tuberose tv shows utensil cleaner liquid vagan vegan vegan cleaners vegan diet vegan shower gel Vegetables vim vim chemicals vim dishwashing gel vim gel ingredients wall Wash your pet water water conservation waterbottle WFH desk white shoes white sneakers White Vinegar wildlife wildlife photography winter season winter skin wood furniture