Changes in Latina Women’s Exposure to Cleaning Chemicals Associated with Switching from Conventional to “Green” Household Cleaning Products: The LUCIR Intervention Study
Household cleaning products may be a significant source of chemical exposures, including carcinogens and suspected endocrine disruptors. We characterized exposures during routine household cleaning and tested an intervention to reduce exposures to cleaning product chemicals. This study demonstrates that choosing cleaning products that are marketed as green may reduce exposure to several carcinogens and endocrine disruptors. Future studies should determine whether use of unscented green products would further reduce exposure to terpenes and musks.