Household cleaners may make children overweight

spray bottleFrom Cosmos, September 17, 2018.

Household cleaners could be responsible for making children overweight, by changing their gut microbiota, medical researchers say.

A study, published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, analysed the gut flora of 757 infants at age three to four months, and weight at ages one and three years, while cross referencing their exposure to disinfectants and detergents or eco-friendly cleaning products.

Children exposed to standard products were more likely to be overweight as toddlers than those living in households that used eco-friendly cleaners.

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