A new study states that ‘Regular use of cleaning sprays has an impact on lung health comparable with smoking a pack of cigarettes every day’
The study was based on research carried out on 6,000 people over a 20 year period and the findings are frightening. They found that after long term use of cleaning products that users suffered significant health problems – women particularly suffered.
‘Lung function decline in women working as cleaners or 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 advised that such products should be avoided and can normally be replaced with simple microfibre cloths and water’.
These frightening results should make us all think twice before we use typical chemical laden cleaning products.
For the full story you can visit the Irish Independent – February 20th 2018