Our Kids Matter - Common Household Cleaners Linked to Obesity in Kids!
New study finds common household cleaners may be linked to obesity in young children!
A new University of Alberta study suggests frequent use of household cleaners likely increases the risk of obesity in young children.
The researchers found infants at three to four months of age living in homes where disinfectants were used at least once a week were twice as likely to have higher levels of the bacteria called Lachnospiraceae, which would eventually result in a higher risk of being overweight.
Anita Kozyrskyj, pediatrics professor and SyMBIOTA project principal investigator said that gut microbiome enriched with Lachnospiraceae is more than just associated with children becoming overweight or obese but “directly responsible.”
More than 80 per cent of households use multi-surface cleaners with disinfectants at least once a week and infant exposure likely occurs through contact with aerosols or cleansed surfaces.
“At three years of age, those same children had a higher body mass index than children who were not exposed to frequent home use of disinfectants as infants. Based on our study’s finding, we recommend against frequent use of disinfectant cleaners in households with infants and suggest that parents consider alternative cleaning products,” she said.
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