That is a question an acquaintance I work with has been asking every chance she gets because it is about serious, need-to-know information!
A 20 year study of 6,235 participants, with the results analyzed by 28 researchers from nine countries and published by The American Thoracic Society proves that using national brand cleaners just once a week is as damaging to the lung capacity as smoking a pack of cigarettes every single day.
Let that sink in. That is important to just about every household in the country.
This is not the first time I have addressed this topic in the last 26 years, but more people need to know that honest, authentic studies have been completed. In an article from Dr. Josh Axe, he comments:
- In 2018, Norwegian researchers released a first-of-its-kind study linking long-term exposure to cleaning products to significant lung damage.
- Cleaning the home as little as just once a week triggered lung decline.
- People who cleaned more regularly (such as people who clean for a living) experienced lung damage on par with smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 10 to 20 years.
- The damage was measured by declining levels of exhalation breath and a weaker one-second expulsion of air from the lungs.
- The damage is believed to occur to the immune system, to the actual airway tract and due to chronic, low-level inflammation triggered by the cleaning products.
- Dozens of other studies link common home cleaning products to asthma, immune system dysfunction, autoimmune diseases, cancer and other ills.
Dr. Axe has a lot more convincing information and details – Please take the time to read it HERE.