Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cleaning product use affecting asthma more during COVID-19 measures

Those with asthma are experiencing less asthma control related to an increase in using household disinfectants—known asthma triggers—because of COVID-19, according to a survey co-conducted by University of Illinois Chicago ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cleaning tips from a chemist who researches disinfectants

Many household cleaners, once ubiquitous and taken for granted, are flying off store shelves faster than they are restocked, as people strive to keep surfaces free of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The Centers for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hand sanitiser sales rocket 255% in Britain: data

Sales of hand sanitiser in Britain have more than tripled as nervous customers sought to protect themselves from coronavirus, data showed Tuesday.

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Poison prevention at home

(HealthDay)—Every day, more than 300 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for accidental poisoning, and two children die from it.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What's the best method for cleaning hospital rooms?

(HealthDay)—Concerns about hospital "superbugs" have spotlighted the need to prevent the spread of germs in health-care settings. But a new report reveals a disturbing lack of knowledge on something as basic as proper cleaning ...

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Summer spurs calls to poison centers

(HealthDay)—The wet spring in many parts of the United States has led to mold and mildew in some homes, leading people to get out the bleach.

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