It is important that we begin to understand how our cleaning habits
affect our health. With Spring coming, it is a great time to
discuss how we can improve our cleaning routine such that we are
not causing adverse issues with our health. I share ways of
eliminating airborne microbes, chemicals to avoid, and reasons why
it is important to declutter your home.
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Reducing Bacteria in Household Sponges by Judy Y. Ikawa, M.S.
and Jonathan S. Rossen, M.S.
Microorganisms in Kitchen Sponges by Özlem ERDOĞRUL, Feryal
respiratory effects of cleaning
exposures in female domestic cleaners by
M. Medina-Ramón, J.
P. Zock, M. Kogevinas, J. Sunyer, X. Basagaña, J. Schwartz, P.
S. Burge, V. Moore, J. M. Antó
Women using bleach for home cleaning are at increased risk of
non-allergic asthma by Bobette Matulonga, Marta Rava, Valerie
Siroux, Alfred Bernard, Orianne Dumas, Isabelle Pin, Jan-Paul Zock,
Rachel Nadif, Benedicte Leynaert, Nicole Le Moua
Cleaning Supplies and Household Chemicals by the American
Fragranced consumer products and undisclosed ingredients by
Anne C. Steinemann
The influence of air-dispersed
essential oils from
lemon (Citrus limon) and silver fir (Abies alba) on
airborne bacteria and fungi in hospital rooms
by Alicia Lanzerstorfer, Melanie Hackl,
Matthias Schlömer, Brigitte Rest, Evelyn Deutsch-Grasl &
about Dr. NiCole R. Keith's study
of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Mechanisms in
Human Visual Cortex by Stephanie McMains and Sabine Kastner
*Note* I am not an expert in this field. All literature
interpretations are from my perspective and do not always reflect
the intention of the authors.