Bleach linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Nurses

A study by French researchers of over 55,000 nurses in the USA has found that frequent use of bleach and other disinfectants (once a week or more) lead to a 22-32% increased risk of developing COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

“Our findings provide further evidence of the effects of exposure to disinfectants on respiratory problems, and highlight the urgency of integrating occupational health considerations into guidelines for cleaning and disinfection in healthcare settings such as hospitals”

This is further evidence that replacing toxic chemicals such as bleach with eWater Systems solutions is not just the right thing to do for staff but will also future proof your business.

You can read more about this story in the articles below.

Nursing Times

Eureka Alert