While watching TV commercials last night, I was appalled by the push to buy everyday cleaning products that were laced with toxic and corrosive substances. Antibacterial handwash? Surface spray with bleach? As far as I’m concerned, antiseptic is for first aid, and bleach is for cleaning the blood off the walls after you’ve murdered someone. Our house is Domestos and Dettol-free, and I don’t think we’ve suffered unduly from the 99.9% of germs we can’t see. There’d be a lot of them, too, since most of the things we own - including the toys - are onto their second lease of life.