I was recently asked to do participate in an interview about how cleaning supplies at home can have an impact on people living with breathing issues.
If you are like me, you grew up in a house where the smell of Pine-sol and bleach meant mom had been busy scrubbing and scouring all day -for us, a typical Saturday. :)
Bur for many people with COPD, these same fragrances that smell like home to me can cause bronchospasms and increase mucus production and send them down the path to exacerbation. Sometimes it is the dust or dust mites that causes the problem. I once had a patient who was so sensitive to fragrances, just walking by Kirkland's in the mall would, in her words 'shut the ole lungs down'.
Are you sensitve to environmental triggers? Pet dander? Dust? Cleaning products? Candles or room spray?
We all want a clean home - do you have any special products that work for you that you could recommend here?
Here is another question: If you are at home, you can control what you use to clean your space, but what about when you go somewhere else? Are there places you avoid or take special precautions to visit?
Here is the link to the article I helped with - the others who also participated gave great information that might be beneficial for you to read.