A recent study revealed that regular, long-term exposure to spray cleaners increases a woman’s risk of lung damage similar to that of smoking a pack of 20 cigarettes a day.
At EH Clean we always use planet-friendly cleaning products to avoid having toxic substances in your home. This blog reinforced our belief that toxic cleaners can lead to serious health problems and that's why we're happy to share this with you.
The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, investigated home cleaning products, including sprays and other cleaners. Although the study didn’t look at products’ impacts on lung cancer risk, it did aim to find out how cleaners damage the lungs and impair function.
In the first-of-its-kind study on home cleaning products, Norwegian researchers turned up some important findings. Here are the key takeaways:
The study looked at 6,000 women over a 20-year span.
It investigated the long-term impact of cleaners on respiratory health, including lung function decline and airway obstruction.
Scientists looked at both people cleaning at home and people who cleaned as a profession.
Environmental Working Group’s science review of the study provides some recommendations:
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