What are the ingredients in Ajax Cleanser?


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The ingredients used in Ajax cleanser are calcium carbonate, sodium carbonate, sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate, trichlorocyanuric acid, fragrance and dyes. The cleanser also contains preservatives that help to retain the freshness of the product. The Ajax cleansing products do not contain phosphates.

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Each of the ingredients in the Ajax cleanser has a unique role. Calcium carbonate, also known as monocalcium carbonate, is the abrasive agent in the cleanser. During the production of the Ajax cleansing product, limestone is heated and then mixed with water. Carbon dioxide is then added to the solution to form calcium carbonate. This mixture is then dehydrated to form a powder.

Sodium carbonate is a processing agent, while Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate is the cleaning agent in the Ajax cleanser. Also known as sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate, sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate is used in several domestic detergents and car waxes.

Trichlorocyanuric acid is a bleaching agent that is in white powder form. Its role is to remove stains. This chemical is corrosive and should not be mixed with other acidic cleaners or ammonia as it releases chlorine, a hazardous gas.

Fragrance elements in the product assist in eliminating dominant chemical scents, as well as give a refreshing odor to the cleaned surface. A unique combination of dyes is included to give Ajax cleanser a pure white color.

Ajax cleanser irritates the eye but does not cause any severe damage. Eyes should be well rinsed with water when exposed to the cleanser. Inhaling fumes from the Ajax cleanser over a long period may affect those who have a weak respiratory system. Toxic fumes may be emitted when the cleanser is mixed with other cleaning agents or when exposed to ammonia, so it is not advisable to use other cleaning products alongside Ajax.

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