Why Non-Toxic Jewelry Cleaner is the BEST!
Acidified Thiourea & Ammonia; Why Blitz Will Always be 100% Non-Toxic!
Blitz is always 100% Non-Toxic
Blitz is 100% committed to producing non-toxic products that are not only safe for you to use, but safe to use around your family. Our jewelry cleaner consists of non-toxic ingredients without the use of harsh and sometimes dangerous chemicals. Traditional silver dip contains an ingredient that is not only noxious but highly toxic; Acidified Thiourea. Below you can also find information on the dangers of Ammonia in traditional jewelry cleaner. Blitz relies on a non-toxic formula, which means that if our product is accidentally swallowed, drink several glasses of water to dilute.
Read the article below to find out why ammonia and acidified thiourea are so dangerous for you and your family and why they are not the best choice to be using on your silver jewelry.
INFORMATION ON THE DANGERS OF AMMONIA IN JEWELRY CLEANER
Ammonia is a colorless gas, which dissolves easily in water where most of it changes to a non-gaseous, odorless ammonium hydroxide. Ammonia's sharp odor warns you of its presence, however, your sense of smell may gradually adjust and stop warning you even though ammonia is still present. Ammonia's ability to dissolve in water and its tendency to escape quickly as a gas make it a potential environmental problem.
Ammonia enters the body when breathed in or swallowed in water or food containing it. Strong amounts may burn the skin if spilled on it, but most probably enters the body when you inhale the fumes. It is corrosive to skin because it reacts with moisture to form caustic ammonium hydroxide. Long exposure may result in destruction of tissues. Ammonia that is swallowed enters the blood stream and is carried throughout the body within minutes. Swallowing ammonia solutions, including cleaners, can burn throat and stomach passages. Ammonia is intensely irritating to the eyes, nose, and respiratory tract. Toxic effects include lachrymation, respiratory distress, chest pains, and pulmonary edema.
Ammonia is currently under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal for regulation.
INFORMATION ON THIOUREA AS CONTAINED IN TRADITIONAL SILVER DIP
Thiourea in a sulfuric acid solution causes silver sulfide (silver tarnish) to revert to silver metal by an electrolytic action. This reaction creates hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg gas) and pure silver metal. This is why silver tarnish "miraculously" disappears in silver dip. The reason is no chemical mystery, Thiourea when extremely acidified becomes a cyanide.
The pure silver left behind is even more susceptible to tarnish forming, since it is right at the surface and is of a different nature than cast or formed silver.
The rising incidence of cancer in the population has prompted a great deal of scientific, political and regulatory attention to chemicals which may cause cancer. Scientific associations and regulators have prepared lists of known and suspected carcinogens. Incorporating research results from the Centers for Disease Control, the National Toxicology Program has published a list of commonly used carcinogens. Thiourea is listed as CAS number "62-56-6" on this list of nationally recognized