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Household cleaning products might contribute to childhood overweight

Regular use of household cleaning products might contribute to risk for overweight in childhood by altering children’s gut microbiota, according to research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Anita L. Kozyrskyj, PhD, professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta, and colleagues also found that children who lived in homes that used eco-friendly cleaners had different microbiota and were less likely to be overweight by age 3.
“Antibacterial cleaning products have the capacity to change the environmental microbiome and alter risk for child overweight,”

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