Cleaners are at risk from exposure to cleaning products through inhalation and skin contact, wet work activities, needlestick injuries and dirt. Skin problems are the most common problem for cleaners, who are also at increased risk of developing asthma, chronic bronchitis and other respiratory problems This e-fact looks at how to recognise dangerous substances and explains how they can enter the body and cause harm. It also offers ways to prevent or minimise risk.
Chemicals used for cleaning
Formaldehyde, Glyoxal, Quaternary ammonium, Turpentine, White spirit (1 type); (2 type, Aromatic hydrocarbons, Hydrochloric acid, Sylfamic acid, Formic acid, Sodium hydroxide, Ammonium hydroxide