E-fact 41 - Cleaners and dangerous substances


Cleaners are at risk from exposure to cleaning products through inhalation and skin contact, wet work activities, needle stick 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.

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