According to a nine-year study, housework might be bad for your health. Tidying up around the house at least once a week with common cleaning sprays and air fresheners could raise the risk of asthma in adults. Asthma is an inflammation of the airways and more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from this condition. Two-thirds of those in the study who reported doing the bulk of cleaning were women.
The study found the risk of developing asthma increased with the frequency of household cleaning and the number of different sprays used but on average was about 30 to 50 per cent higher in people exsposed to cleaning sprays at least once a week.
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