Quats Quagmire: Common Disinfectants Cause Reproductive Problems in Mice, Study Says

August 15th, 2014, in Toxin Exposure and Long-Term Consequences, Toxins in Our Home and Yard

The little-known chemicals, called quaternary ammonium compounds, or quats, are common ingredients of cleaners used by hospitals, restaurants and food processing plants. Quats also are found in some shampoos, disinfectant wipes and nasal sprays.

In a study on mice, those exposed to these chemicals took longer to become pregnant, had less pups and suffered miscarriages and distressed fetuses.

Read the full article on Environmental Health News.