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The domestic cleaning market in the UK is estimated to be worth nearly £3 billion, with more than 2.45 million households using some form of paid assistance in their home[1] It is highly likely that these figures seriously underestimate the true extent of the breadth of the market Since a significant proportion of the domestic cleaning market is comprised of small family-run sole traders or individual self-employed persons for tax purposes, there may not be any reliable numbers of persons actually engaged in domestic cleaning tasks. Now we come to the core problem of this very substantial market.

In all commercial and industrial cleaning operations, cleaning chemicals are used extensively and regularly in large amounts. Even with the advent of 'green' cleaning, that is cleaning conducted with chemicals of such a relatively low human and environmental toxicity, there is still an inherent risk...