A new study shows that household cleaning products are linked to childhood asthma. The study, published in European Respiratory Journal,...
A new study shows that household cleaning products are linked to childhood asthma. The study, published in European Respiratory Journal, reports that expectant mamas who use many household cleaning products may be putting their child at an increased risk of developing asthma as a youngster. The Daily Mail reported on the study:
“Researchers found a link between high exposure to everyday products such as bleach and air freshener in women during pregnancy, or shortly after birth, and wheezing and asthma in their young children. Children exposed to these products had up to a 41 per cent increase in the risk of persistent wheezing by the age of seven, and had slightly lower than normal lung function. Experts behind the study, which looked at more than 7,000 families and is published in the European Respiratory Journal, are uncertain about which chemicals are to blame, although previous research suggests fumes called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, could be responsible.”
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