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Regular exposure to cleaning chemicals could damage lung function, especially among women

Cleaning chemicals ‘harmful’ to female cleaners

The GMB union is calling for a rethink on the use of certain cleaning products following research at Norway’s University of Bergen that found regular exposure can damage lung function. In particular, it found that women were more badly affected than men.

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