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These Household Products Are As Harmful As "Smoking 20 Cigarettes" A Day According To A New Study

By James Fenton

February 16, 2018 at 6:32pm

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A new study has indicated that using cleaning sprays can be as harmful to lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day. 

The research, conducted by the University Of Bergen found that use of the products is particularly dangerous to women. Those who cleaned regularly at home saw lung capacity fall 4.3mls a year faster than usual while those who worked as cleaners saw theirs fall 7.1mls a year faster. Men involved in the study did not show a decline. 

Prof Dr Cecile Svanes, of the University of Bergen, said:

“Cleaning chemicals very likely cause rather substantial damage to your lungs. Sprays are usually unnecessary as a wet microfibre cloth is enough."

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