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The Chemistry of Cleaning1

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AS a great city grows, and the agglomeration of struggling humanity increases, such questions as the disposal of sewage and other waste matter rise from comparative insignifigance into problems of almost insurmountable difficulty; and whilst we are able to put the burden of cleansing our towns upon the urban authorities, the responsibility of keeping our homes and bodies in a condition of at least sanitary cleanliness devolves upon the individual, and a knowledge of the causes of dirt and the methods by which it can be removed, cannot be regarded as devoid of interest, or at any rate utility.

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