TOLEDO, OHIO—The Just Add Water System is an effective eco-friendly household cleaning system designed to reduce single-use plastic bottles, and provide safer, more effective cleaning solutions. JAWS starts with a refillable spray bottle and a childproof cartridge of concentrated cleaning solution. Fill the JAWS bottle with water to the fill line, drop a cartridge into the neck of the bottle, and twist on the sprayer to release the concentrate.
The JAWS lineup of cleaning solutions includes six EPA Safer Choice Certified formulas including JAWS Glass Cleaner, Daily Shower, Kitchen Cleaner, Floor Cleaner, Granite Cleaner, and Foaming Bathroom Cleaner. JAWS also offers a Multi-Purpose Cleaner and a one-stop Disinfectant Cleaner that kills 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria.
Committed to sustainability and safer solutions, JAWS EPA Safer Choice Certified products contain safe chemicals that provide equal or better cleaning performance than leading household cleaners. Many household cleaners, including those labeled as “all-natural,” may contain harmful chemicals, fragrances, and essential oils that can harm surfaces.
The Problem with Essential Oils
Essential oils, when used according to directions, may have a medicinal value, but when contained in cleaners, they can be harmful. The unregulated inhalation of essential oils found in cleaners can lead to a poisonous reaction if absorbed through the skin or swallowed, according to the National Capital Poison Center located in Washington, D.C. Children with immature livers and thinner skin are more susceptible to the poisonous effect of unregulated aspiration of essential oils. Additionally, essential oils can leave streaking, hazy residue, and possibly damage surfaces.
According to the American Lung Assn., most cleaning products release volatile organic compounds (VOC) which contribute to chronic respiratory problems and other chronic health conditions. JAWS low VOC products contain no harsh solvents. All solvents used are present on the Cleangredients List and/or are Safer Choice approved.
A recent fad in household cleaning uses electrified salt water which claims to mimic the disinfecting power of ocean water. Continued use of electrified salt water in cleaning can damage wood surfaces, along with corroding aluminum, steel, and metal appliances.
Saltwater cleaning solutions that come in contact with electrical devices, outlets, and circuits can severely corrode the surface protection. The saltwater corrosion can cause faulty connections, shorts, and fire hazards.