NEW STUDY: Chemicals in cleaning products are as bad as smoking 20 cigarettes a day
NEW STUDY SHOWS: Chemicals in household cleaning products are as dangerous to health as smoking 20 cigarettes a day.
It’s well known that cigarettes cause cancer because of the toxic ingredients inside the cigarette. But now, a new study shows that household cleaning products, containing similar chemicals, are equally as bad for your health.The study showed that the regular use of cleaning sprays resulted in seriously impaired lung health on par with smoking a pack of cigarettes EVERY DAY. The research monitored more than 6,000 people over a 20-year-period who used chemicals cleaning products daily in their houses and offices. It found significant health problems after long-term use of these products.
This study suggests that also long-term respiratory health is impaired 10-20 years with regular cleaning activities. We found accelerated lung function decline in women, both following occupational cleaning and just everyday house cleaning.
According to the American Centre for Disease Control (CDC) the FOURTH leading cause of death in the United States is chronic respiratory disease. Maybe it’s not just cigarettes responsible for these deaths, but the synthetic — and toxic — chemicals that we breathe in from multiple sources.
It seems almost every week there is a new study showing how the “everyday” chemicals that surround us are dangerous for our health. Corporations and the medical industry tend to blame nature for chronic illness and poor health, but maybe, just maybe, it’s the chemicals….