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Things That Are Harmful In Your Home & What You Can Do About Them

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13. Furniture Polish And Stain
Commercial stains and polishes can get your wooden furniture looking brand-new and gleaming, but there are downsides to the products. Not only are they extremely flammable, but they also contain the chemicals phenol and nitrobenzene. If these chemicals are absorbed into your skin over time, they can cause everything from nerve damage to skin cancer. 

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