Natural sanitisers New Zealand may be on the spotlight due to new findings on home disinfectants in use in the country and the rest of the world. Canadian researchers recently discovered that the use of cleaners and other disinfectants in households can predispose infants to obesity. Apparently, the practice of cleaning up with industrial cleaning products can increase the amount of the bacteria Lachnospiraceae in the digestive system of infants.
As a result, babies can realize gains in weight because the microorganism promotes fat production. So the question is, are manufacturers of natural sanitisers New Zealand giving consumers a better choice by churning out cleaners that are more environmentally friendly such as those that are vinegar-based? This avenue will naturally require an independent study. But certainly, the results are worth waiting for.
Obesity is now a worldwide epidemic for which the global fast food industry of capitalist states has become notorious for. At the same time, the explosive growth of cleaning products around the world has manufacturers mass-producing items like wet wipes and floor wipes alike. And because these products are dirt cheap, an increasing number of people are turning to them for personal grooming or quick cleanups. As a result, plumbing problems are escalating as more and more people adopt the otherwise irresponsible practice of flushing non-biodegradable tissues down the drains or toilet bowls.
According to consumer watchdogs, New Zealanders spent an average of 37,584 NZD million during the first quarter of 2018. While this statistic has gone down compared to last year’s last quarter figures, it would be interesting to determine just how much of New Zealand household spending can be attributed to buying cleaning products. According to the Commerce Commission, five out of six brands have failed to provide proof for claims of being natural or green.
As the commission continues to look into the matter, transparency is being looked at as the final or long-term result of the ongoing inquisition into natural or green claims of disinfectants both local and imported. It’s definitely a step in the right direction where consumers can only be the real beneficiaries. At the same time, the country’s Fair Trading Act exerts considerable influence on the industrial sector for proper disclosures on the matter.
As everything stands right now, a lot of work needs to be done in terms of regulation or research. Just one course of action being considered is fining companies caught in the act of making false claims. As consumers await further developments, it would be helpful on their part to be more vigilant by reading product labels especially the fine print.