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Respiratory Difficulties Due to Cleaning Chemicals

If cleaning chemicals present a problem for the employee, use alternative cleaning products and practices. Use cleaning products that are known to be non-toxic or non-irritating. Products like Borax, baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, isopropyl alcohol and cornstarch, when used properly, may serve cleaning needs. Do not use air fresheners, potpourri or candles in the work environment. To remove odors add plants to the room, use baking soda, ventilate the room, use a non-toxic odor removing product. Arrange for professional cleaning activities to take place when the building is not occupied.


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