6 Cleaning Mistakes That Could Land You in the Hospital
These oversights and accidents could turn spring cleaning into a trip to the doctor's office.
Skipping the Goggles
The caustic cleaning products that can work through months of grime on your shower or stove can be extremely dangerous when even a drop of them comes into contact with the human body—particularly the sensitive, unprotected eye. Bleach, oven cleaner and other household products cause 125,000 eye injuries a year
, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reports, in large part because only a third of people wear safety goggles to protect themselves from chemical splatters and other hazards while working around the house.