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  • MYTH: Preservatives are not necessary in cleaning products.

    FACT: Not all cleaning products require preservatives, but many do.  Specifically, products that have neutral or moderate pH and contain ingredients such as surfactants, fragrances etc .which are a good source of nutrients / food on which microbes can grow. Preservative ingredients are necessary to prevent microbes from growing in these cleaning products. Preventing microbial contamination ensures that the cleaning products clean the way they are intended to clean and that consumers are not exposed to microbes in the cleaning products.