Parents of children living with asthma need to take preventive household precautions to provide a better indoor air environment for their child.
Recent studies of families living with asthma, conducted by the American Lung Association and the American Respiratory Association, have found direct links between household cleaners and the onset of asthma attacks.
Household cleaners have contributed to the onset of new adult asthma as reported by Dr. Jan-Paul Zock of Barcelona Spain in joint studies conducted at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), the Municipal Institute of Medical Research (IMIM), Barcelona, Spain, the Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group, the National Heart and Lung Institute, and the Imperial College, London, in the United Kingdom.
Their findings are conclusive and demand immediate action by the EPA to enforce regulations on the cleaning solutions industry in an effort to help those living with asthma, and prevent asthma from forming in adults.
Since the end of the war in 1944, 85,000 new chemicals have been introduced into the mainstream of American homes with little, or no government regulation. And most of these chemicals are found in ordinary household cleaners.
On Sonoran Living, an ABC television program, Dr. Anthony Martin displayed household cleaners and air fresheners that are sold on the supermarket shelves, yet would be required to be handled with a Hazmat suit on Industrial sites, as the chemicals found within them are on the EPA’s “unsafe chemicals list.”
He also showed Renuzit air fresheners and stated “The chemicals used in these products become airborne and are proven to cause liver cancer, breast cancer, and the onset of adult asthma.”
He also stated that the worst place in the United States for poor air quality is inside our homes and is 100 percent related to toxic household cleaners.
If you or a loved one are living with Asthma, please view the Channel 5 news report here:
Channel 5 Asthma Linked to Household Cleaners
Watch Dr. Anthony Martins Interview here:
Sonoran Living: Toxic Household Chemicals.