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Why should you wash up after using household cleaning products?

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Washing after you've just used a cleaning product sounds like a waste of time, but it can help protect your skin. Wash your hands or any other skin that's been exposed to the laundry detergent or cleaner with warm water and a gentle soap.

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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