Cleaning Products As Damaging As Smoking 20 Cigarettes A Day

Home-CleaningProductsHaveLong-TermEffectsonLungsA surprising new study on the long-term health effects of cleaning products found that inhaling sprays and other chemical cleaners at home or work may be as damaging to lungs as a 20-year, pack-a-day smoking habit.

By:  GreenMedInfo Research Group   February 26th 2018
Scientists at the University of Bergen in Norway led an international team of researchers on a mission to explore health risks associated with a very common task: housecleaning. While the harms of chemical exposures are well known to science, little research has been done on the effects of repeated use of common household cleaners, such as those used by millions of people every day when cleaning the home or office. These findings illustrate the unknowing risks we take with common chemicals, whose use has become so ubiquitous with “clean,” we don’t question the safety of occasional use. But what we might consider “occasional” could be more than enough to do lasting harm to the body.

The study, released in February 2018, investigated the long-term effects of cleaning with commercial products, on lung function and airway obstruction. Numerous prior studies have linked inhalation of cleaning products with increased risk of asthma, prompting researchers to question the impact to average people from conducting routine cleaning, defined as more than one time per week, either at home or at the workplace.

Learn more and view the amazing test results here:                                        This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2018

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