Cleaning products as damaging as cigarettes?

Regular use of cleaning products has been found to be comparable to 10-20 pack years of tobacco smoking.

According to a new study at the University of Bergen in Norway, regular exposure to cleaning products can be as harmful as a daily cigarette habit.

“When you think of inhaling small particles from cleaning agents that are meant for cleaning the floor and not your lungs, maybe it is not so surprising after all,” says lead author Øistein Svanes.