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Author: Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation Disinfecting WipesSeventh Generation® is pleased to announce the launch of a new line of household disinfectant wipes and sprays. Our disinfectant products kill over 99.99% of household germs* botanically on hard nonporous surfaces. (*Please see our label for full details).

"Seventh Generation has been committed to creating sensible and environmentally responsible solutions for more than 20 years," says Chuck Maniscalco, CEO, Seventh Generation. "These disinfectants are our answer to consumers seeking to protect their families from harmful germs without compromise."

Seventh Generation's disinfectants are Powered By CleanWell™ patented technology based on thymol, a component of thyme oil which is derived from the herb thyme.

"It is increasingly important to protect our health and that of our children by implementing good hygiene practices and using disinfectants around the home that are effective without the use of harsh chemicals," says Dr. Alan Greene, practicing pediatrician, leading green lifestyle authority, and best-selling author. "Seventh Generation's disinfectants are a historic product introduction for consumers and the industry."

Look for our new Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner, Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner, and Disinfecting Wipes at merchants that include Whole Foods Markets and other natural product retailers, select mass and grocery retailers. (For a complete list, click here.)

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happyhikergirl
07/15/10
Does anyone know if this product can be used on Granite countertops?
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Weatherlight
04/21/10
Yes, they're natural. Yes, plants make them naturally. Yes, plants make these NATURAL substances like thymol...in order to NATURALLY POISON OTHER ORGANISMS. Plants evolved these phenols in order to KILL AND DETER animals that would eat them. And you want to spray this around kids and pets? Please. Think, people. Are you so brainwashed into thinking "natural phenols" and "natural cyanide" are safe so long as the word "natural" is in there?
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seci_g
04/21/10
I know earth friendly ingredients are used to make the wipes but why are they not biodegradable?
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jesinaj
04/20/10
I have to say i've waited for a long time for a disinfecting cleaner that is safe to use around my little boy. I love being able to go around the house disinfecting even when he is on my heels. i don't mind cleaning the surface first because just a quick spray and i let it sit to disinfect on its own. i was never a proponent of cleaning wipes until i had the baby and didn't want to spray cleaners around him. i use them where spraying is not practical or appropriate also... ie. door knobs and light switches, keyboard and mouse, remotes and toys. i also keep wipes around the toilet (boy) to disinfect the potty seat and surrounding quickly and conviently right after use... i don't have all day to get a new rag and cleaner every time we go potty! but now that there's a disinfecting spray i may be able to stop using them there, but remotes and keyboards must be wiped and left wet with the disinfectant no matter what kind you use, so a wipe is the best way to do that without wasting cleaner trying to soak a rag. it is definitely a personal preference. As far as sls goes, i remember when it was (or is it still?) in every body cleaner as well. the point of sudsing is to disperse the cleaner (like soap in the shower). when something better comes about, we'll see........
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pambamboo
04/15/10
Sigh......I really just wanted to say that though this product is surely as fine as all other Seventh Gen products......the thyme smell made me and my spouse feel really ill! Way too strong. But I decided to read the prior comments first so I didn't duplicate and found out about (why didn't I know before - it's not a secret? Don't know.) SLS in so many 7G products! I have quit using most of Method's line because of SLS - especially products (like dish soap and hand soap) that are (duh) on my hands a lot! Does a dish soap exist that doesn't have SLS!!?? I'm super allergic to more and more stuff as I get older and SLS is the latest. Please! Who gives a damn if the product doesn't get foamy/sudsy? Not me!
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heidin
04/15/10
This is probably the stupidest question of the year, but can I use this cleaner on granite countertops?
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Astrotrain
02/02/10
I agree this is a great product and alternative to toxic cleaners. I can't wait until they're available here in Canada. I have already looked for them here but have been told they are not yet available. Seventh Gen - when are they coming to Canada?? Also I agree with a previous poster's comments that "light green is better than no green at all." These are great for people who just don't have the time or want to do the effort (yes I *am* lazy, I admit it!) to use cleaning rags and the whole bit. Why chastise a company for trying to do a little bit of good, to help improve our lives a little bit and make it more convenient? OK so it's not 100% perfect for some but it sure is headed in the right direction.
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EBsixT
01/28/10
I don't like using sprays if I can avoid it, because the mist can cause my allergies and sinus problems to kick in, not to mention if the mist gets into my lungs, which can cause a deep, asthma-like cough, so I prefer cleaning wipes like these, myself. It seems to me the only way they could be made "more green" is of course leaving out some of the harmful ingredients folks have mentioned in their comments before mine and making the wipes themselves and the plastic container from completely biodegradable materials... I am no chemist, so I have no idea how this could be done, but I'm sure someone at Seventh Generation knows some way to make the wipes themselves and their container be less polluting/more biodegradable... I have to drive 6 miles into town to a laundromat to do laundry, so I don't use cleaning rags very often at all. The following are various things I do to be as green as I possibly can: I manually compact everything that I put into the trash and I recycle glass containers and aluminum drink cans. I reuse plastic bags from grocery and other stores by using them as liners for small trash cans in various rooms and I also use plastic bags for various other things to extend their life a bit. I have recently purchased reusable bags at various stores, so I don't get as many plastic store bags as I used to. I limit my driving as much as possible and always try to do multiple errands when I am out to avoid lots of trips to and from town. I almost exclusively use energy-conserving light bulbs. I take books and other reusable items to resale shops or flea markets to sell for extra money and also keep them from going into the garbage as many people would do with them when they were tired of them. I give used clothing that resale shops won't take to Goodwill. I reuse gift bags that I receive presents in at Christmas. I catch and use rainwater, also, besides being extremely conservative with the water I use from our water system. I know I could do more, but I do all I can on an extremely limited budget.
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Schlagelk
01/28/10
Personally I was very excited when I saw these in the store and decided to try them out. Before I went green I used clorox and lysol brand disinfecting wipes all the time because of the convenience and sanitary reasons. Since I went green I've been using a paper towel and other seventh gen. sprays to clean my counter tops. I don't like using rags because lets face it studies have shown that our kitchen rags are the biggest culprits for hiding germs. So for convenience issues these are a great alternative to other wipes. On the down side I was disappointed to see that 7th gen continues to use SLS in their products. My mother and I both are very sensitive to this ingredient because it causes dry eczema like patches on us. That it was used in the new line of products should be of no surprise to everyone though since it was used in their liquid dish soap and laundry detergent prior to this. I also wished the cloth would've had more of a scrubbing surface. It was hard to really get big messes up with it. All in all though I liked the product and think this company is well intentioned in what it does. There are a lot of companies out there who give no thought to anything other than profit when they make their products. So give the negative feedback because that's always helpful, but also give credit where credit is due.
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havok
01/27/10
My daughter's elementary school REQUIRES all students to bring in disposable wipes. While we have been using the Cleanwell hand sanitizer, we have been very limited in what wipes we could use, settling for Method, which aren't certified to kill germs. These wipes are a blessing. But, I guess that makes me/my daughter or whomever lazy because we are REQUIRED to bring disinfecting wipes to her school ... WRONG!! Fortunately, there are plenty of people who aren't bent on judging everyone else on the face of the planet. We don't use these at home, preferring plain old soap and water. If you use common sense and practice good cleanliness habits, you rarely need to disinfect home surfaces. So, to those who think we are lazy for using these, wait a minute and we'll judge you ... as judgmental idiots. To those who think they aren't green enough ... maybe you should check the other choices. These are pretty darned green! My one suggestion, make the top a little more closed in so that if my 8-year-old daughter inadvertently leaves the top slightly open all the wipes won't dry out. Thank you Seventh Generation for developing these and let the judgmental naysayers say nay ... the thinking masses appreciate your efforts and products.
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zinniadad
01/19/10
Posted by: Zinniamom I have a little girl and I'm pregnant. Other disinfectant wipes say right on them that they are toxic to humans and household pets. And they warn you not to pollute food or ground water when you dispose of them. That is not possible since landfills pollute ground water. Besides, the toxic disinfectant wipes make me gag and feel lightheaded. The chemicals also soaked into my hands when I didn't wear gloves. So I was very excited when my husband told me about these new wipes. He also went right out and bought them. They don't make me feel ill at all. They smell like thyme. I much prefer the food scent to chemical smells. Thanks for going to the trouble to develop this great product and put it on the market. I don't mind spending whatever my husband paid for it. It's worth it to us for our family's health. To those of you that think people don't need disinfecting wipes at all, just try for a minute to put yourself in other people's shoes. Everyone has different circumstances, health, and resources. And for those of you who are incredibly picky about every ingredient you chose to consume, if you really research everything, most likely everything we consume has at least one negative ingredient. So if we were really that careful, there would be practically nothing left for us to use or eat. Especially for people who have allergies to things that would otherwise be perfectly acceptable. We can each only do our personal best.
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yasminsoliman
01/18/10
Is it available in Canada? If yes WHERE??
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brighid
01/15/10
I get really frustrated when I read comments that just find fault. I understand that perhaps the new wipes are "not green enough" for some of the converted, but what about those who think that it's too much work to go green? Maybe a product like this will help convince them to take that first baby step. I personally think that light green is better than no green at all.
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CLAUDIASTELMACH77
01/15/10
When I first heard about the wipes I was pretty happy but then after seeing that it contains SLS I was pretty disappointed, Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is another ingredient to stay away from. It has toxic effects on your immune system. The Material Safety Data Sheet provided by the U.S. government says exposure to SLS can lead to burning, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting. The American College of Toxicology says SLS stays in the body for up to five days and maintains residual levels in the heart, liver, brain, and lungs. I don't think I was to use and touch these wipes. People do your research!! CStelmach
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autumn.desert.star
01/14/10
While I won't dispute the claim that *some* people who use disposable wipes are lazy, this is not true for *all* people who use disposable wipes. Those of us with compromised immune systems have to be extra cautious when it comes to disinfecting every day surfaces. What I do, as what I see as a reasonable compromise, is to wash the surface with a dish rag - which promptly goes in the laundry at the end of the day - then run a disinfecting wipe over the cleaned surface. I still get the disinfecting I need, and use fewer wipes in the process. In order to reap the disinfecting benefits, the surface must be cleaned first. Also, having arthritis and fibromyalgia make some cleaning tasks difficult, so a wipe is useful there as well. No solution is perfect - hot water washings use gas/electricity to heat the water for example. But using fewer toxic/petrol chemicals doesn't hurt.
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afelly1
01/13/10
It's too bad that Seventh Generation is pleasing the fast-paced lifestyle. This just means more garbage added to the land fills. I agree with one of the previois comments...I will stick with spray and washcloths,too.
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emreiter44
01/13/10
Even though I mainly use spray and wipe down surfaces with a washabel rag, I am anxious to try these wipes. I like the ease of wipes, but refuse to use the ones on the market with all the chemicals they contain. Thanks for coming out with a wipe that I can use with peace of mind they are safe!
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kimokalman
01/13/10
I have been looking for a natural product that cleaned and disinfected at the same time. The other natural disinfectants had to be sprayed on after you cleaned...and who has time for that! I have been using your products for years and can not wait to try these! A big WOOHOO to Seventh Generation!
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essiewb
01/13/10
If you disinfect with a cleaner and use a rag, you only transfer bacteria and viruses from one surface to the next. This is the ideal situation for an eco-friendly disposable wipe. I'm happy to see this product.
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littlegreeny
01/13/10
I wish Seventh Generation would have used a non-petroleum derived material for the sheets.
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kandi
01/13/10
Disposable wipes?!! What a waste of plastic and trees, all for the lazy!
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CondoBlues
01/13/10
I keep Cleanwell hand sanitizer in the car for those times when I can't clean my hands with soap and water. I really like it. I'm going to look for the bathroom cleaner when I run out of my current stuff.
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Seventh Generation VT
01/13/10
Working closely with our friends at Rainforest Action Network, we have developed what we believe is an industry leading approach to the palm oil problem. The purpose of our palm oil work is twofold: to ensure that Seventh Generation's palm oil sourcing is certified sustainable as well as fully traceable back to its source, and to help transform the larger palm oil industry through education and activism. More info is here: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/seventh-generations-sustainable-palm-oil-action-plan
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Cynthia Norris
01/13/10
While I love all 7th Gen. products, I was very disappointed to see SLS among the ingredients in the new wipes. SLS is not good for the environment since they cut down the native trees to plant palm trees for the palm oil from which they get SLS. So Orangutans and who knows how many other species are losing their habitats since SLS is in everything. And there is no mention of the wipes being biodegradeable at all. I think I'll stick to spraying down surfaces with non toxic cleaner and using a rag to throw in the wash.
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lizfitchmonahan
01/12/10
Finally some wipes other than Lysol! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cleaning products. I am glad they don't make me gag when I use them!