Cleaning the house is as bad for women's lungs as smoking up to 20 cigarettes a day due to the chemicals - but men suffer no side effects

Researched at the University of Bergen assessed the lungs of 6,235 women and men at 22 centres and then checked on them over the course of twenty years. The damage was stark 

  • Scientists at the University of Bergen looked at lungs of 6,235 men and women
  • Each person was also asked about their cleaning habits and products
  • They found a clear correlation between women who cleaned at home and respiratory illness - but no correlation for men
  • The damage in women was as bad as smoking up to 20 cigarettes a day 

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