Lung Study Receives Global Media Attention

A new, independent study based on 20 years of research reveals a sobering fact: cleaning your home with national brand cleaners significantly damages lung tissue. Nearly all of the national brand cleaning products you buy at the grocery store are made with a multitude of harmful chemicals. According to the study, some of the likely culprits are ammonia, chlorine bleach, and quaternary disinfectant compounds—among many others. The study also showed that cleaning with products that contain dangerous chemicals as little as once per week was as damaging over time to respiratory health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years!

When the study, which was conducted by 28 top researchers from nine countries was peer-reviewed and published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, it drew international media attention.

Here is just a sampling of the many stories that summarized the study’s findings:

American Lung Association
http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/indoor/indoor-air-pollutants/cleaning-supplies-household-chem.html

BBC
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43085674

Forbes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2018/03/04/cleaning-your-house-may-be-as-bad-as-smoking-20-cigarettes-a-day/#7417ac7d30c0

Fortune
http://fortune.com/2018/02/19/cleaning-products-cigarettes-lung-health/

Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/03/05/cleaning-products-tied-to-lung-function-decline-in-women-says-new-study.html

Health Line
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-your-housecleaning-products-can-be-bad-for-your-lungs

Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180306/health-short-cleaning-products-as-bad-for-lungs-as-smoking

MSN
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/this-household-chore-can-damage-your-lungs/ar-BBJdOq0

Newsweek
http://www.newsweek.com/impact-cleaning-products-lung-health-bad-20-day-cigarette-habit-study-810277

NY Daily News
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/household-chore-damage-lungs-article-1.3824917

Science Daily
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180216084912.htm

WebMD
https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20180220/cleaning-sprays-may-cause-lung-damage

Women’s Health
https://www.womenshealth.com.au/cleaning-sprays-lung-damage

And, here is a link to the study itself:

Cleaning at home and at work in relation to lung function decline and airway
obstruction

 http://www.thoracic.org/about/newsroom/press-releases/resources/women-cleaners-lung-function.pdf

After a thoughtful review of the study’s conclusions, we’re convinced you’ll see the urgency in removing national brand cleaners from your home and replacing them with the safer, more effective alternative—EcoSense.

Comments

  1. says

    I am so grateful to have found Melaleuca cleaning products for my cleaning company. I never have to worry about our employee’s safety, neither our clients and their children and pets. And the smell left is fresh and natural, never so strong but very pleasant!

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