Effects of Cleaning Products on Risk of Asthma in Babies

The Canadian Medical Association Journal’s February 2020 edition a study examines the effects of cleaning products on the risk of asthma in babies. Researchers used responses from parental questionnaires “that indicated the frequency of use of 26 household cleaning products in the homes of 2022 children.” They found “children in homes with a higher frequency of use of cleaning products in infancy…had higher odds of recurrent wheeze” and “recurrent wheeze with atopy.” They did not find however an “increase in the odds of atopy at age 3.” The study concluded “frequent use of household cleaning products in early life was associated with an increased risk for childhood wheeze and asthma but not atopy at age 3 years.”

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