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Ruling on using harmful cleaning products

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Question:

Is there a ruling on using cleaning products which can be harmful to your body such as bleach. It’s used everyday and everywhere in the house as I feel the house is not clean without it. ‏May Allah bless you.

Zaynab El-Kateb:

We have a ruling according to the hadith:

لا ضرر و لا ضر

There should be neither harming [darar] nor reciprocating harm [diraar].

Accordingly, if you can take your precautions that these products will not harm your health then you can use them. However if there is no way to avoid their harm then don’t use them.

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