A Happy, Migraine-Free Relationship: Bradley Systems Celebrates 10 Years with Hertz

Chicago, Illionois (PressExposure) August 08, 2007 -- Considering that many marriages don’t last this long, it’s remarkable that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the partnership between green cleaning product developer Bradley Systems and The Hertz Corporation, the world's largest general-use car rental company.

The business relationship began in 1997, when Hertz was looking for an industrial strength cleaner-degreaser that posed no health hazards to its employees. And it had to be safe enough to meet California’s strict environmental standards. Such a cleaner didn’t exist—so the Fortune 500 company asked Bradley Systems to develop one.

“Hertz wanted a cleaner-degreaser so safe that OSHA (the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration) would not require their employees to wear any personal protective equipment to use it,” said Mark Bass, co-founder of Bradley Systems Inc. “But the product had to work fast and cut through dirt, grease and grime. That request provided the impetus for us to develop RTX#9, dubbed America's first 'Zero-Toxic' Cleaner” because it has no ozone-depleting, greenhouse gas, or global warming chemicals, and is biodegradable in water.”

Doesn’t aggravate allergies, asthma, or trigger migraine headaches

RTX#9 is now used at all of Hertz’s car rental operations in North America. “Employees who use RTX#9 in the workplace prefer it to other cleaners because it is unscented and has hypoallergenic ingredients—so it doesn’t aggravate allergies or asthma, or trigger a migraine headache in susceptible individuals,” says Bass.

According to CleanLink, a cleaning industry publication, research suggests that cleaners could be the reason people who are employed as cleaners and janitors have a higher incidence of asthma than found in other occupations.

“According to reports,” says CleanLink, “a common component of products with lemon, orange or pine scents—known as terpenes—can react with ozone in the air to form formaldehyde, which is a carcinogen [cancer-causing agent].”

Hertz and Bradley Systems share a similar vision in their commitment to establishing environmentally responsible business practices throughout their operations. In fact, it was positive environmental feedback on the RTX#9 from Hertz employees that led Bradley Systems to develop Zero-Tox, its lead consumer cleaner-degreaser product.

Zero-Tox is the first all-purpose, hypoallergenic household cleaner that is zero-toxic, biodegradable, with no chlorine, no petroleum, and no ammonia. It carries no health warnings and it has been tested at Duke University and was awarded the ACMI’s AP Seal of Approval. Zero-Tox is available in both the United States and Canada at http://www.zerotoxcleaner.com


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Press Release Submitted On: August 08, 2007 at 12:24 pm
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