Household Cleaning Products Could Lead to Children Obesity

Common household cleaning supplies could lead to child obesity.

Common household cleaning supplies could lead to child obesity.

By MCNS Staff

Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, as recently suggested by a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

It was determined that babies living in households that used eco-friendly cleaners had different microbiota and were less likely to be overweight as toddlers.

The study gives caution to parents who use seemingly innocuous household products. These supplies may not only be harmful to the environment, but also to their children.

For more information on the study, click here.

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