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American Council on Science and Health: "Household Items You Never Clean, But Should," "Sleeping With The Enemy: The Dirty Side of Your Mattress."
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service: "Molds on Food: Are They Dangerous?"
Consumer Reports: "A Cleaning Schedule You Can Stick To," "How to Clean All the Fans In Your House," "How Often to Wash Your Sheets, Towels, and Clothes," "How to Clean a Mattress," "How to Clean Your Washing Machine."
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Cleaning Tips For Allergy and Asthma Sufferers."
The Rooms Chronicle: "Remembering to clean those often-missed spots in guestrooms."
How To Clean Stuff: "How to Clean a Remote Control."
Merry Maids: "Plastic Problems: Can You Wash Your Shower Curtains."
American Dental Association: "Toothbrush Care: Cleaning, Storing and Replacement."
American Academy of Dermatology: "Shaving," "How to Shave."
Cleveland Clinic: "Think Makeup Makes You Break Out? It Might Be Dirty Brushes."
Infection Ecology & Epidemiology: "Level of decontamination after washing textiles at 60°C or 70°C followed by tumble drying."
Mayo Clinic: "Humidifiers: Air moisture eases skin, breathing symptoms."
EPA: "Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?"
Chimney Safety Institute of America: "Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Hazards."
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