Free Call 1800 777 580
About Us Case Studies & More

Information Library: Toxins & Dangerous Chemicals

At Envirofluid, we are single minded and passionate in the belief that businesses need not risk the health and wellbeing of workers by using toxic chemicals in the workplace if a safe alternative is available.  This is especially the case when the alternative does just a good a job (or better) and is just as cost effective (or cheaper) than the hazardous product it replaces.

Knowledge is power and we believe being aware of the risks posed by toxic and hazardous chemicals to human health and the safe alternatives available is the key to protecting your business and your staff.

The Very Real Problem of Plastic Pollution and What Can Be Done About it

25th July 2018 | Array

The world has been facing a mounting global plastics crisis and it’s time we all did something to reduce plastic waste.

Continue reading >

Legal ruling on TCE in Parkinson’s case is a game-changer

13th February 2018 | trichloroethylene, parkinsons

A former Australian serviceman has been the first to receive the Navy’s acknowledgement that exposure to the industrial chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) during his service caused him to develop Parkinson’s disease. The recent decision by the Veterans' Entitlements Appeal Board could have far-reaching consequences for many Australian institutions and industries, including the possibility of class action lawsuits.

Continue reading >

4 important reasons to make sure your cleaner or degreaser is eco safe

29th August 2017 | eco-safe cleaner degreaser

Are the cleaning and degreasing products in your workplace eco safe? These types of chemical products are likely to end up in drains from waste water run-off. Eventually they make their way into waterways such as streams and rivers, and ultimately to the sea.

Continue reading >

Tetrachloroethylene, a deadly danger in brake cleaner

31st March 2017 | toxins, brake cleaner, Tetrachloroethylene

Tetrachloroethylene may be a chemical you’ve never heard of, but chances are pretty good that it’s a substance you’ve been in contact with. This is especially true if you use brake cleaner.

Continue reading >

Greenwashing - Know the facts to protect your business

26th August 2016 | greenwashing

Greenwashing is the deceptive practice of dressing up harmful and/or toxic chemical products to create the impression of environmental safety and sustainability.

Continue reading >

Dangerous Acids in the Workplace - Limescale Removal

27th April 2016 |

Limescale deposits are caused by small amounts of naturally occurring minerals in both fresh and salt water. These minerals form deposits over time especially when heat is also present. Limescale deposit is particularly common in machinery and equipment that involves heating elements and heat transfer elements. You can find out more about limescale in this article.

Continue reading >

Acetone Use for Welding Surface Preparation
Fire and explosion risks

22nd March 2016 | Acetone, fire

Acetone is a common industrial solvent used to clean metal surfaces prior to welding. Unfortunately, when acetone fires and explosions occur in the workplace, the consequences are usually devastating. Serious injuries, burns, toxic smoke inhalation and even death are the common outcomes.

Continue reading >

Understanding Chemical Hazards: The Basics

29th October 2014 | workplace safety, chemical safety, hazards

Before you can begin controlling chemical hazards in the workplace you need to understand some of the basics. Chemical hazards are divided into two groups: Health Hazards and Physicochemical (physical chemistry) Hazards.

Continue reading >

n-Hexane Brake Cleaner & Nerve Damage in Vehicle Workshops

1st September 2014 | n-hexane, brake cleaner, toxic

Maintenance engineers and mechanics world-wide are at an unusually high risk of nerve damage from n-Hexane based cleaners and degreasers. n-Hexane is a solvent that damages nerves. Long term exposure to the chemical can lead to permanent numbness, tingling, weakness and reduced sensitivity. The effects of n-Hexane are most acute in peripheral areas such as feet, hands, legs and arms.

Continue reading >

Common Chemicals Found to Cause Breast Cancer

29th August 2014 | cancer, chemicals, toxins

A recent report published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives has found a wide range of breast cancer causing chemicals in every-day products including cleaners, building materials and even treated tap water.

Continue reading >

Hydrogen Sulphide Gas: Why You Should Be Concerned

10th January 2014 | Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) is a highly poisonous, colourless gas with a rotten egg odour, that affects both oxygen utilisation and the central nervous system.

Continue reading >

Is your wellbeing threatened by hidden toxic chemicals?

6th November 2013 | hazardous chemical, work safety

Chemical exposure occurs too often in spite of all precautions by managers and purchasers to avoid harmful substances and provide alternatives.

Continue reading >

The Dangers of Butyl Cellosolve

16th August 2013 | Butyl Cellosolve

Butyl Cellosolve (CAS #111-76-2 also known as Butyl Cellusolve, Butoxyethanol and Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether) is a toxic agent used in many industrial and domestic cleaners - many of which claim to be non-hazardous. It is absorbed through the skin and lungs causing a variety of health issues depending on the level of exposure.

Continue reading >

Avoiding Contact Dermatitis in the Workplace

11th July 2013 | Irritant, skin, dermatitis

Common cleaners and solvents are often to blame and the condition can mean a lifetime of difficulties for the sufferer. Eliminate the issue from your workplace ...

Continue reading >