Study: “…household cleaners can kill you with increased risk of fatal lung disease”

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-threatening condition that results in obstructed airflow and difficulty breathing… which affects more than 10 million Americans, and emphysema, which over 4.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with…

Now, a study led by Dr. Orianne Dumas of the French National Institute of Health, has found that certain cleaning chemicals can also dramatically increase the risk of COPD, with bleach fumes, in particular, linked to a staggering 32 percent increase in risk

Dr. Dumas noted that nurses who regularly used disinfectants to clean surfaces (at least once a week) had a 22 percent higher risk of developing COPD… Every single disinfectant studied was linked to a higher risk of developing COPD, with the risk increasing between 24 and 32 percent, depending on the disinfectant involved…”

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