Monday, 09. December 2013 - 04:12
25. 04. 12. - 08:00
A new Swiss study has shown that perfumed cleaning products and air fresheners can lead to high blood pressure and heart attacks.
Researchers found out that scents from the products cause problems with the heart beat.
It was already known that such products can cause asthma and breathing problems, but the new research shows that it can also have a more damaging effect on the heart.
The investigation was carried out by the Tropical Institute in Basel, and Basel University, after a test on the impact of the regular use of cleaning sprays, air fresheners and perfumed products.
The study looked at 581 older mostly female subjects as part of a general study on air pollution and breathing problems. The aim was to assess the long term effects of air pollution on the overall health.
Most of the women involved were full-time house wives and gave detailed information about their use of spray cleaning products they regularly used in the home such as oven cleaner, ironing spray, air freshener and other perfumed products.
The heart rhythms of these people were tested and analysed. The team analysed the heart beat and heart functionality.
The results showed that the heart beat of those who used more of the products was considerably worse.
They published their results in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal.
The worst offending products were the air freshener room sprays, and they also found that women who already had lung problems were more at risk of the heart problems.
The study concluded that high use of these products could increase the risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks.
National History Museum shows ancient gold coins returned from UK
The Romanian National History Museum in Bucharest has exhibited a rare collection of ancient gold coins that had vanished and have now been returned from the UK where the customs had held them.
Romanian woman gives a birth for free in Serbian hospital and then leaves a baby
Hospital staff in the northern Serbian town of Pozarevac where shocked when a Romanian woman entered there, gave birth and then secretly left abandoning the baby.
Arctic opens a new fridge production line in Gaesti
Romanian company Arctic has opened a new fridge production line in the town of Gaesti in the south of the country.
Romanian businessmen discuss cooperation with Oman
Businessmen representing Romanian companies will stay in Oman for two days discussing possible ways of cooperation between the two countries.
Serbia is a homeland of vampires, not Romania, claims American journalist
An American journalist has revealed the homeland of vampires is Serbia, not Romania.
Simona Halep wins a tournament in Sofia
Romanian tennis star Simona Halep has won the WTA tournament in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
Emil Constantinescu meets president of Azerbaijan
Former President of Romania Emil Constantinescu has met the president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Baku
Architect of Romanian Parliament Palace dies
The Architect of the Parliament Palace in Bucharest has died.
Solar farm completed near Brasov
French company Voltec Solar have copleted a 2.5 MW solar farm in Romania near the city of Brasov.
Hungarian minority protests in Szekely
The Hungarian minority protested on Sunday demanding autonomy for the Szekely area.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days