Study: Cleaning products pose threat to unborn babies

WASHINGTON -- Household cleaning products may be putting unborn babies at risk, according to new research cited by the Environmental Working Group.

A study of more than 7,000 young British children found prenatal exposure to household products was associated with persistent wheezing after birth, which in many cases can lead to respiratory problems later in life.

Researchers asked pregnant women about their use of disinfectants, bleach, air fresheners and other chemicals.

The Environmental Working Group said the findings highlight the importance of making safer choices when it comes to the types of cleaning products we use.