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Monday, February 19, 2018
Women Who Use Cleaning Products Could Be At Risk Of Suffering Lung Damage
Researchers believe the damage caused in women's lungs is roughly the equivalent of 20 pack-years for cigarette smoker
Making sure one’s house is clean and tidy may seem like a good and productive way to pass the time. But new research suggests that it might not be all that healthy for everyone, as the chemicals found in cleaning products could damage women’s lungs through regular exposure.
In a study published this week in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway found that ammonia and other chemicals found in cleaning products might irritate the mucous membranes lining the airways. This, as noted by Science Daily, leads to the remodeling and reshaping of the airways, increasing the risk of several diseases of the respiratory system.
According to the researchers, the progressively faster lung function decline in women who clean at home or work as cleaners for a living was comparable to the damage caused by 20 pack-years, with one pack-year equivalent to 20 cigarettes a day over a span of a year.(MORE)
Source: The Inquisitr
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