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Use of disinfectants (like bleach) linked to higher risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Hip, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    A study found that nurses who use disinfectants to clean surfaces on a regular basis (at least once a week) had a 22% increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an often fatal lung disease responsible for around 5% of all deaths in the UK.

    The largest risk factor for COPD is smoking, which is responsible for 50% of COPD cases in Western countries.1
     
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  2. ebethc

    ebethc Senior Member

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    bleach is the worst... I have a hard time tolerating it... I only use it in very small doses occasionally to clean.. mostly use non-toxic stuff
     
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