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How can I minimise the harmful effects of cleaning products?

Q: I'm a cleaner and I spend a lot of time around cleaning products, I'm worried about what this might be doing to my health. How can I minimise the effects of this? Thanks, Cheryl.

A: Great question! Firstly, I would encourage you to air the house as you're cleaning, keeping windows and doors open, if possible, and avoiding being confined with cleaning products (whenever possible).

I also think it's really important to consider what you're cleaning with. Certain synthetic chemicals commonly found in conventional cleaning products present known or suspected problems for the people that use them and the environment once washed down the drain.

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