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Risks of Cleaning Products

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shutterstock_430014988Do you regularly use cleaning products at home or work? If so, you may face itchy skin, breathing challenges, and other side effects that are caused by hazardous cleaning products. Let's take a closer look at the risks of cleaning products, how you can purchase ones that will keep you safe, and what you can do if you have been hurt by them.

What Symptoms Do Dangerous Cleaning Products Cause?

There are a variety of symptoms you may suffer from if you use cleaning products on a frequent basis. These symptoms include:

    • Skin rashes
    • Headaches
    • Chronic fatigue
    • Insomnia
    • Chest pain
    • Depression
    • Eye irritation
    • Breathing difficulties
    • Burns
    • Blisters
    • Asthma
    • Sun sensitivity

How to Purchase Safe Cleaning Products

Although cleaning products vary, the majority of them contain hazardous chemicals. To ensure you are purchasing safe cleaning products with minimal to no chemicals, there are some factors you should consider. These factors include the ingredients, storage requirements, ventilation, and vapors.

Whenever possible, try to stay away from corrosive oven and drain cleaners as well as acidic cleaners used for toilets. These are known as some of the most hazardous cleaning products and can lead to serious side effects.

How a Product Liability Attorney Can Help

If you are injured by a cleaning product, you should reach out to an experienced product liability attorney. They can determine whether there a product defect is present. A product defect comes in the following three forms:

      • Design defect: A design defect occurs when a manufacturer does not design a product so that it is safe for its intended use.
      • Manufacturing defect: A manufacturing defect does not have to do with the design and takes place during the manufacturing process. Using wrong materials or failing to implement appropriate quality controls may lead to a manufacturing defect.
      • Marketing defect: A marketing defect is when a product fails to warn customers of dangers or instruct them on proper use.

If a product defect is found, you may be entitled to collect compensation in a product liability lawsuit. The compensation can be used to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages

Contact Our Joliet Product Liability Attorneys

If you have been hurt by a cleaning product or another defective product, you should reach out to our highly skilled Joliet product liability attorneys. We will evaluate the details of your case and make sure your rights are protected. Call us at 815-666-1285 for a free consultation.


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