Exposure to cleaning products in first three months of life increases risk of childhood asthma

Exposure to cleaning products in first three months of life increases risk of childhood asthma
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"The risks of recurrent wheeze and asthma were notably higher in homes with frequent use of certain products, such as liquid or solid air fresheners, plug-in deodorizers, dusting sprays, antimicrobial hand sanitizers and oven cleaners. It may be important for people to consider removing scented spray cleaning products from their cleaning routine. We believe that the smell of a healthy home is no smell at all."

Jaclyn Parks, study author, goes on to say:

“The big takeaway from this study is that the first few months of life are critical for the development of a baby’s immune and respiratory systems. By identifying hazardous exposures during infancy, preventive measures can be taken to potentially reduce childhood asthma and subsequent allergy risk.”

Medical Xpress, 2/18/20

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