Everyone has a natural instinct to avoid exposure to toxic chemicals. However, many make an exception when it comes to the popular use of disinfectant (cleaning) products. For example, one group of healthcare providers will be thinking twice about their habits – after reading this special report.
A recent release by INSERM of Villejuif, France is connecting regular use of disinfectants by nurses with the lung disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The research group looked at data from over 55,000 registered nurses from the Nurses’ Health Study II – which began back in 1989.
The Nurses’ Health Study II is coordinated by Harvard Medical School and the Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.