Is oven cleaner harmful? Video

Using a spray cleaner at least once a week can increase your chances of having asthma-like symptoms...
Read the full transcript »

Using a spray cleaner at least once a week can increase your chances of having asthma-like symptoms. Any aerosol-based product, like an oven cleaner, increases the amount of chemicals in the air. Putting your head in the oven and over-spraying increase your exposure. Breathing in the product can cause your airways to become irritated and swollen, and potentially to spasm, and narrow. These changes can make it difficult to breathe. To reduce the risk of breathing in fumes, always wear a face mask when using this type of product. Or switch to a liquid oven cleaner that you apply with gloves and a rag, which will not get into your lungs the way an aerosol cleaner can.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement