Our health is enhanced by keeping our homes, offices, and schools clean. However, dangerous compounds are frequently present in cleaning and household items, such as soaps, polishes, and grooming supplies. Certain substances found in items labeled as "natural" or "green" may pose health risks. In certain cases, cleaning agents may even be caustic or combustible. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the hazards you face. When using cleaning products, make sure to read all labels and follow directions.