▷ Housework is Literally Killing American Moms

Housework is Literally Killing American Moms

Written by Dave Michaelson and updated on February 27, 2018
Dangers of household cleaners

Most moms have probably thought “all this housework is killing me…” at one time or another.

Scientists just learned that this is actually true.

Researchers at Norway’s University of Bergen published a paper in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine showing the danger women face while cleaning their own homes.

This was no small study. Researchers analyzed data on over 6,200 people over a period of more than 20 years to reach this conclusion.

Women who use chemical household cleaners suffered effects that were equivalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes per day for 20 years!!

Damage is cumulative over time! 

When chemical agents like ammonia, chlorine bleach, quaternary disinfectants, and other chemical compounds are regularly inhaled into the sensitive tissues within the lungs, it makes sense that respiratory problems would result.

“Exposure to cleaning chemicals,” the researchers wrote, “could result in accelerated lung function decline and chronic airway obstruction; low-grade inflammation over many years could possibly lead to persistent damage to the airways.” 

“The take-home message is that in the long run cleaning chemicals very likely cause rather substantial damage to your lungs.”

– Oistein Svanes, study co-author

This stunning new evidence makes it crystal clear that standard household cleaners are toxic to humans in the long term. The government won’t protect you from chemical companies that have been used you as a human lab rat for decades.

This is the strongest possible case for dumping out the contents of your cleaning cabinet and replacing the toxins with natural cleaning solutions. Take our quiz to assess your exposure to these harmful substances.


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About the author

    Dave Michaelson

    If he could describe himself with one word alone, Dave Michaelson’s would be “committed.” He leaves it up to the observer whether that is an adjective or a verb. What he is unwavering on is his belief that health begins at the home and in the heart. His articles reflect that, whether they are about food, do-it-yourself, or mindfulness and meditation.

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