Use of disinfectants once a week could increase risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by as much as 32%, finds study

Regular use of bleach and other common disinfectants has been linked to a higher risk of developing fatal lung disease, researchers have found.

The use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to research looking at incidence of the disease in more than 55,000 nurses in the US.

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