The consumer who purchases a cleaning product expects to receive and use a quality product that remains useable for several months after the initial purchase date. Accordingly, when developing a new cleaning product, a key factor to consider is how long the product will remain stable on the store shelves and in consumer households. Many consumer products designed to be stable for at least two years following manufacture.
In order to meet this time frame, most products contain low levels of materials called preservatives. Preservatives are chemicals added to a product to help prevent decay and spoilage of the product which could render the product un-useable and possibly dangerous..
Preservatives are used in almost all liquid cleaners and some dry products as well. Without preservatives, you may not have confidence in the quality of products you purchase on store shelves and keep in your homes.
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