Feb 26th 2018
It is known that exposure to chemical agents may have harmful effects to the respiratory system such as increasing the risk of asthma and health problems. A new study following 6,000 people for decades suggests that long-term respiratory health is impaired 10-20 years after regular use of cleaning products.
Lung function decline in cleaning women and those regularly using cleaning products at home was comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over 10 to 20 years. The scientists who carried out the study stated that cleaning products steadily cause cumulative damage to the airways and over time accelerates the lung function decline that occurs with age. Toxic spray cleaning products should be avoided and replaced with anti-microbial wipes, or microfibre cloths and simple water.