Many future moms are wondering if it is healthy for the future baby to use aerosol deodorants during pregnancy.
Recent studies have looked at a possible link between daily household cleaning products, including aerosols and room deodorants, and frequent urination in preschool children. This study was conducted in the UK and mothers were evaluated in terms of " total chemical burden ", abbreviated TCB (approximate translation," total chemical burden "), in other words, the total number of chemicals circulating in the body. The study did not attempt to identify or analyze the individual chemical agents used in the cleaning products.
The study has shown that there is indeed a connection between these factors. Preschool children whose mothers used cleaning products more often during pregnancy and had a high TCB score urinated more than twice as often in childhood than children whose mothers had a low TCB score.
There are plans for this study to be continued in the long term. In the contention, the researchers want to analyze each chemical ingredient used and to see if there is a direct link between cleaning products and frequent urination and asthma later in childhood.
The result of the study does not necessarily mean that pregnant women must completely give up aerosol cleaning products or room fresheners. But some precautions must be taken. You can try to stop using deodorant sprays during pregnancy and try roll-ons. You can also wear gloves while using aerosol cleaners, reduce the amount of aerosol products used, and open windows when cleaning.
For ideas on how to make your home smell good in a natural, healthy and aerosol-free way, read the article Natural alternatives to room fresheners.