Science Says Men Should Be The Ones Cleaning The House
19 February 2018, 07:29 | Robert Harris
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There was no difference found in the long-term lung function of the men who said they clean regularly and those that didn't, meaning it is possible that women are simply more susceptible to the effects of the chemicals.
Researchers found that deterioration in lung function of women working as cleaners or regularly using cleaning products was the same as smoking 20 cigarettes a day over 10 to 20 years.
But using cleaning products had no effect on men's lungs, research showed.
The results, even if surprising at first because of the high lung impairment, are justified, believes Svanes - for example, inhaling particles of cleaning agents meant for the household, and not for the lungs is, basically, bad for one's health.
However, the same association was not observed in male participants, with the team finding that men who cleaned either at home or at work did not experience any greater decline in FEV1 or FVC than men who did not clean.
Regularly using cleaning products like sprays can have the same negative impact on health as smoking a pack of cigarettes daily, a new study suggests.
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As you might have noticed above, the study surprisingly found that women were more badly affected by the impact of cleaning chemicals than men.
Women who cleaned at home or as work were also more likely to have asthma than those who did not clean. The women who cleaned at work declined faster still - 3.9 ml per year in FEV1, and 7.1 ml in FVC.
"In the long run, cleaning chemicals very likely cause rather substantial damage to your lungs", said the lead author of the study, Prof Oistein Svanes.
In the meantime, experts advise replacing harsh chemicals for everyday cleaning with hot water and a microfibre cloth, or a steam cleaner.
He added that public health officials should strictly regulate cleaning products and encourage producers to develop cleaning agents that can not be inhaled.
"At Asthma UK we'd advise people with the condition who do a lot of cleaning to speak to their GP or nurse about what they can realistically do to reduce the risk of having an asthma attack".
According to United Kingdom experts, people should keep their homes well ventilated and use liquid cleaners instead of sprays.
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