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Can reading labels help you avoid skin irritation caused by household cleaning products?

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Know exactly which chemicals are in the product you're using. Try to avoid products that contain ingredients you've had a reaction to in the past. Follow directions on the label so you know you're using the cleaning product safely.

SOURCES:

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. 

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

National Jewish Health. 

Belsito DV. , February 2002. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Cleveland Clinic. 

Mayo Clinic.

Environmental Protection Agency.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 10, 2017

SOURCES:

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. 

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

National Jewish Health. 

Belsito DV. , February 2002. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Cleveland Clinic. 

Mayo Clinic.

Environmental Protection Agency.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 10, 2017

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