We need to know what cleaning products have glycol butyl ether
USA law does not require companies of home cleaning products to disclose glycol ethers

It might be disclosed (such as in Spot Shot Carpet cleaner at 25% strength) can cause Kawasaki Syndrome
It might not be

It was a glycol ether (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether) that harmed the workers of oil spill cleanup, 1989

I wanted to know whether or not there was any glycol ether in Clorox Cleanup with bleach spray.

So disappointed to find that there IS

and worse than I suspected

Always looking for what cleans good
and what is safe for guests / safe for workers in homes / moms / dads / kids

what they say about ...

Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner with Bleach

The formula with bleach in this powerful cleaner cleans, disinfects and deodorizes hard, nonporous surfaces in hospitals, nursing homes and institutional settings. The effective formula is great at removing tough stains such as blood and greasy dirt.
  • Cleans, disinfects and deodorizes hard, nonporous surfaces in hospitals, nursing homes and institutional settings.
  • Effective in 30 seconds against pseudomonas, salmonella, staph, rhinovirus, hepatitis A and influenza A2/Hong Kong virus.
  • Removes tough stains such as blood and greasy dirt.
  • EPA Registered.


EPA Registered?  That would indicate a pesticide / autoimmune causing chemical is present / often a glycol butyl ether

which should be of more concern than any virus that gets the blame for what exposure to glycol ether does


Lysol Disinfectant all purpose w bleach


Reckitt Benckiser Professional Lysol® Brand All-Purpose Cleaner Plus Bleach

This fragrance-free formula plus bleach is capable of handling cleaning jobs in both restroom and food-service applications-saving you time and money by not having to continually switch cleaners. With this effective formula you will be able easily cut through soils, food grease and soap scum.
  • Cleans and disinfects kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
  • Cuts through tough soils, grease and soap scum.
  • Whitens cutting surfaces and removes mold, mildew and food stains.
  • Whitens grout.
  • NSF Category Code A1.

http://www.oppictures.com/MSDS/RAC94532.PDF MSDS does not mention any glycol ether / but it could still be there.

It even has a NJ right to know info and it is not disclosed

Sprayable cleaning gel - US Patent 5977050 Abstract
12, 1995; Lysol Cling thick liquid toilet bowl cleaner product ... 1995; Soft Scrub liquid gel with bleach cleaner product advertisement of The Clorox Co., ... 1991; All-Purpose Cleaner...
5977050 Sprayable cleaning gel
A substantially homogeneous sprayable cleaning gel composition which is substantially free of suspended encapsulated particles exhibits extended dwell time when sprayed on to a surface as compared to a low viscosity spray cleaner. The extended dwell time ...


A supplemental solvent is, optionally, included as a component of the present invention to help dissolve oil-based materials in the water-based sprayable cleaning gel composition 20, whether those oil-based materials are part of the sprayable cleaning gel composition such as, e.g., oil-based fragrances, or whether the oil-based material is a soil to be cleaned off of a surface. Where used, the supplemental solvent is present in an amount ranging from about 1% to about 20% of the composition, preferably from about 2% to about 8% of the composition, and most preferably from about 2% to about 6% of the composition. Glycol ethers are a preferred class of supplemental solvents in the practice of the present invention. Usable glycol ethers include propylene glycol methyl ether (CAS No. 107-98-2), dipropylene glycol methyl ether (CAS No. 34590-94-8), ethylene glycol n-butyl ether (CAS No. 111-76-2), and propylene glycol t-butyl ether (CAS No. 57018-52-7), which is the most preferred supplemental solvent for use in the practice of the present invention.


In order to promote homogeneous distribution of the mixture components in the sprayable cleaning gel composition and to break up and disperse soils in application of the sprayable cleaning gel composition, in a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a dispersant may, optionally, be included in the sprayable cleaning gel composition.




* Fantastik  contains 2-butoxyethanol http://www.oppictures.com/MSDS/DRA94369.PDF

about the same strength as PineSol or Simple Green 

 Poly(propylene glycol) monobutyl ether 


JohnsonDiversey Fantastik® All-Purpose Cleaner

Fast cleaning of most washable surfaces. Removes stubborn soils such as grease, crayons, pencil and heel marks. Works on countertops, sinks, walls, ceramic tiles, floors and bathtubs. Pleasant fragrance.


is nothing quite like the beauty of a clean, streak-free floor. Now you can safely and easily clean all types of floor surfaces with one product: new Pledge Multi Surface Floor Cleaner. Its special formula is perfect to use on both wood and non-wood floors, removing the dirt and grime that build up over time. It brings out a floor's natural beauty, leaving a fresh citrus scent behind, with no dulling, oily residue. Pledge® Multi Surface Floor Cleaner does not require diluting, so you can just squirt and mop. This Pledge Multi Surface Floor Finish is one of many top quality items in our Floor Care - Home department.

contains diethylene glycol monoethyl ether up to 5% of product

CAS #111-90-0


same that was additive to jet fuel & more harm to Vietnam vets than the powder Agent Orange

and some tributoxyethyl phosphate
  Share about the harm of glycol ethers  * 



Earth Scrub you can make at home   *

Arm & Hammer® Baking Soda

This trusted, environmentally safe, all-natural product can clean sinks, counters, microwaves, refrigerators, pots and pans, tubs, toilets, pools, laundry and more. Simply sprinkle it in waste receptacles, drains and grease traps to help eliminate odors.
  • Environmentally safe.
  • All-natural.
  • Cleans sinks, counters, microwaves, refrigerators, pots and pans, tubs, toilets, pools, laundry and more.
  • Sprinkle in waste receptacles, drains and grease to help eliminate odors.

http://www.oppictures.com/MSDS/CHU84104.PDF MSDS
Why not try baking soda / white vinegar spray / hydrogen peroxide?


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