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Cleaning products are as bad for lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day

New research has found that the regular use of cleaning sprays significantly impacts lung health, specifically those that work in the cleaning industry or are exposed to the inhalation of cleaning chemicals on a daily basis. Scientists have even gone as far as to compare the damage of the lungs as being akin to smoking 20 cigarettes per day.

The research was conducted over a sample range of 6,000 people, who we followed throughout their lives over a 20 year period. It was found that women in particular were the worst affected and suffered significant health products as a direct result of long-term use of cleaning products.

One of the underlying studies focussed on recording the lung function of women working as cleaners or those women that regularly used cleaning products at home. The results from said tests concluded that the lung capacity of the test subjects was comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over 10 to 20 years.

At EcoBarber we found this research staggering, considering that there are currently around 448,400 people working in the industry in just over 32,000 companies within the UK alone. We recognise the importance of these studies and we come offering a solution. 

Our powered cleaning products are made entirely from natural and environmentally friendly ingredients. This stance on naturally derived products is at the heart of everything we do when it comes to eco cleaning at EcoBarber.

Through the introduction of our green cleaning solutions we can not only go some way to provide a safer working environment for those that work within the cleaning industry, but also hugely reduce the carbon footprint and consumption of single-use plastics that are experienced with generic cleaning options.