Germ Killing Bathroom Sprays Weaken Fertility

Common ingredients in cleaning sprays for your kitchen and bathroom make mice less fertile, suggesting the compounds could do the same to humans. According to a new study, health researchers are concerned about specific chemicals used in cleaners. This includes popular brands like Lysol, Clorox and Simple Green. These chemicals, called quaternary ammonium compounds, are used to kill microorganisms. Recent laboratory work from a Virginia Tech University scientist found that mice exposed, both males and females, have unsettling impacts, such as weaker sperm and decreased ovulation.

Sherry Berkley