New study shows the dangers of prolonged use of cleaning chemicals

Do your cleaners have protective masks?

Do your cleaners have protective masks?

When sending in professional crews to take care of your building’s maintenance, you want to make sure that they’re using the best products in order to reduce the spread of germs. However, you want to make sure that the chemicals they’re putting on the cleaning carts are safe for not only building occupants, but also the cleaners themselves.

According to Fortune, using cleaning products for a long period of time could be the equivalent damage to the body as smoking 20 cigarettes per day. Researchers looked at people who were responsible for cleaning their homes and looked at their health versus people who didn’t clean on a regular basis. The study went on for more than 20 years. This could lead to respiratory problems such as asthma and other problems, so it’s important to wear protective masks if you can to keep your health in good form.

The BBC reports that the chemicals in cleaning products can irritate the mucus membranes, which line the airways to the lungs, causing damage. As a result, the researchers report using microfiber cloths and water can help you clean without damaging your health like you would with chemicals. You can still clean without putting your health at risk.

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