A News station in Madison, Wisconsin puts Norwex to the test. See for yourself what they had to say.
WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports
or the direct link: http://www.wkow.com/story/22164393/2013/05/05/norwex#.UYrNTzTC1gl.gmail
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Biology Education helped with the testing of how effective the Norwex microfiber cleaning cloth performed using a Petri dish. "Based on one sample test, the Norwex cloth was just as effective as the conventional cleaner. The bacteria was minimal in both of the Petri dishes."
The testers in the video segment seemed to like the Norwex Enviro Cloth and Window/Polish Cloth. They were impressed by the "butter test" (watch the video to see it!) and it was equally as effective as traditional chemical cleaners.
The reason the testers didn't LOVE the Norwex products? Because they didn't leave a "clean" smell.
What does this mean? Is it truly a downside?
The bottom line is, CLEAN DOES NOT HAVE A SMELL. Norwex cleans your home. Traditional chemical cleaners are toxic, and leave behind residue, fragrances, and other harmful substances. We need to break the cycle of thinking that clean has a smell! Read my other post about that here: http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2013/05/household-cleaners-chemicals.html
Direct from the Norwex website:
We realized early on that household pollutants negatively impact our health and our environment. Most of the chemicals in cleaning and personal care products that people are exposed to every day have never been assessed for their impact on human health. Indoor air pollution is one of the top five highest ranking environmental health problems in America with chemical levels up to 70 times higher than outside. Research and information on the health effects of manufactured chemicals has not kept pace with their development and use.
- In the last 50 years, the global production and use of manufactured chemicals has increased substantially. More than 80,000 new chemicals have been created.
- Indoor air pollution is one of the top five highest-ranking environmental health problems in America.
- Evidence shows homes have chemical levels up to 70 times higher than outside.
- Most of the chemicals that people are exposed to every day have never been assessed for their impact on human health.
- Parabens utilized in personal care for decades have been shown to have potential harmful effects.
What we do know is the harm chemicals have on humans is extensive. Most concerning are the growing links to chemicals that surround us in everyday life. They are linked to serious diseases such as birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities. Many today believe the extensive use of chemicals indoors contributes to many of our ‘modern’ diseases such as allergies and asthma.
Our mission at Norwex is to improve quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning. In addition, the Norwex products make cleaning faster and more cost effective than traditional cleaning products.
As always, feel free to contact me with questions regarding any Norwex product. You can shop online from my website directly http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz. If you'd like to receive my newsletter with exclusive customer-only specials, please fill out the contact form here http://www.norwex.biz/pws/rebeccalange/tabs/contact.aspx!