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Do detergents cause childhood asthma? Cases of the disease rise 37% in ‘extra clean’ homes amid fears cleaners can damage babies’ airways

Household cleaning products could be linked to childhood asthma, research published today suggests. A study of 2,000 newborns found those whose parents most frequently used items such as dishwashing detergent, laundry products and surface cleaner were 37 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with asthma by the age of three. It is thought cleaning chemicals may damage the lining of the airways in babies if they are very frequently exposed to the products. Read more...



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