Household Disinfectants Might Lead to Childhood Weight Gain
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 911 , Segment 4
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- Oct 1, 2018 9:00 pm
- 18:27 mins
Guest: Anita Kozyrskyj, PhD, Adjunct Professor, 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 new study finds 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.