Household Cleaners WORSE Than Smoking?
If you’ve ever quit smoking, congratulations.
Most doctors will tell you that giving up the nicotine sticks is the single best thing you can do for your lungs… and your overall health.
But, believe it or not, you’re still not out of the woods.
Because new research shows that cleaners we’re using in our homes every day… the stuff we rely on to protect us from germs… are slowly destroying our lungs.
In fact, they could be WORSE for us than smoking.
Here’s EXACTLY what you need to do to stay safe.
A study out of the University of Bergen in Norway found that women who work with cleaning chemicals experience a significant decrease in lung functioning over time.
Researchers analyzed data from 6,235 participants in the two-decade long European Community Respiratory Health Survey.
The results found that women who worked as professional cleaners endured a 7.1 ml/year decline in the total amount of air they could forcibly exhale.
But women who clean at home weren’t much better off.
Women who do at-home cleaning experienced a 4.3 ml/year decline.
These results are similar to those suffered by longtime smokers… and, in some cases, worse.
You see, inhaling cleaning chemicals dramatically effects the mucous membranes lining your lungs.
And, over time, this can cause permanent damage to your airways, asthma, chronic headaches, nausea, and increased infections.
So, what can you do to protect yourself and your household?
It’s easy: always opt for organic cleaning products!
Not only can you buy these at your local health food stores and online, but you can make your own!
It’s easy: mix vinegar, baking soda, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil into a paste for scrubbing.
And dilute the mixture with water to use in a spray bottle for surface cleaning.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health