10 cleaning habits that will stop you getting sick this winter

There's clean – and then there's stupidly clean.

Scientists in recent times have theorised that overuse of anti-bacterial cleaners and hand sanitisers could be making our homes so sterile that it weakens our kids' immunity, and increases their chances of developing hayfever, asthma and other allergies. Regular hard scrubbing with bleaches and spray-on wipes, it seems, is probably not necessary or healthy.

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