Clean Up Your Act

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Recent months may have you obsessively scrubbing every surface in your home, but there’s a good chance your cleaning routine needs tidying up. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey revealed that one in three Americans reported using chemicals in an unsafe manner while trying to prevent COVID-19. Many of these practices, such as putting household disinfectants on bare skin or not using proper ventilation, can lead to adverse health effects like sinus irritations, burns, dizziness, nausea or lung damage. To safely declare war on germs, open the window, don rubber gloves and make a clean sweep with these tips from the CDC: