Household Disinfectants Might Lead to Childhood Weight Gain
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 992 , Segment 6
Episode: Jeff Flake, Mojave Rattlesnakes, Pediatric Trauma
- Jan 24, 2019 11:00 pm
- 17:17 mins
(Originally aired October 1, 2018) Guest: Anita Kozyrskyj, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta Childhood obesity has tripled in the past generation – the CDC says one in five school age children are obese in the US now. The causes are complex, but one culprit may be lurking under the kitchen sink: household disinfectants. A 2018 study found that babies in households that use disinfectant cleaners have more of a certain kind of bacteria in their gut –and when those babies reach the age of 3, they’re more likely to overweight.