Sparkle & Smile

Blog for Cleaner and Healthier Homes


Study suggests birth defects are occupational hazards

Janitors, scientists, teachers and others who are regularly exposed to chemicals are at higher risk for pregnancies resulting in birth defects, according to a recent online report in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.  A survey of mothers of children with birth defects identified that janitors or scientists were more likely to have children with certain conditions including ear, eye, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal and oral clefts:

The study did not considered amount of time spent in any occupation or the possible chemicals the women were exposed to in their professions.  Researchers say they study was intended to generate hypotheses and indicate the need for more specific studies in the future. 

The study was supported by a cooperative agreement with the CDC.

Additional Articles You might Like

View More
Healthy Home

Pet-Friendly Cleaning: Keeping Your Home Fresh and Furry-Friend-Approved — Imagine coming home to a space that’s not just clean but also safe and welcoming for every family member, including[…]

blog recent img 1
link post
Cleaning Tips

Organizational Tips to Maintain a Tidy Home Between Cleanings — A tidy, clutter-free home isn’t just about appearances. In a fast-paced world, clutter can quickly accumulate and lead to a[…]

blog recent img 2
link post
Green Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Green Cleaning 101: Why Non-Toxic Solutions Matter for Your Home — Maintaining a clean home isn’t just about aesthetics — it’s about creating a healthy, safe environment for your family. This[…]

blog recent img 3
link post

Subscribe for
the latest tips, tricks and green tech news.