There is compelling evidence that chemical cleaning products aggravate the symptoms of asthma. One study found that symptoms increase 20 per cent when sufferers are exposed to harsh cleaners more than once a week.
Asthma affects some 5 million people in the UK and cases have doubled in the last 30 years. Some researchers believe that this increase can be directly attributed to the fact that our homes contain more chemicals than ever before.
A few sprays of polish and multi-purpose isn’t a health risk, the problem is that chemicals build up over a period of time, settling in fabrics, especially carpet dust.
If you’re worried, keep your home well ventilated, vacuum every day, and use natural cleaners like white vinegar and lemon juice whenever you can.back to news