It has been recently reported in the press that regular exposure to cleaning products can significantly affect lung function. We have a solution!
The study of 6,000 people by a team from Norway’s University of Bergen, found women appeared to be more badly affected than men.
Previous studies have looked at the short-term effect of cleaning chemicals on asthma, but this work looked at the longer term.
Prof Cecile Svanes, who led the Bergen team, said: “We feared that such chemicals, by steadily causing a little damage to the airways day after day, year after year, might accelerate the rate of lung function decline that occurs with age.”
Adults in the study, published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, were followed for more than 20 years.
Their lung function was measured by looking at how much air people could forcibly breathe out – and the amount declined more over the years in women who cleaned.
The authors suggest the chemicals in cleaning products irritate the mucous membranes that line the airways of the lungs, causing long-term damage.
Oistein Svanes, who also worked on the study, said: “The take-home message is that in the long run cleaning chemicals very likely cause rather substantial damage to your lungs.
“These chemicals are usually unnecessary”.
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