Regular Use of Bleach Linked to COPD

Sept. 13, 2017 — Regular use of disinfectants such as bleach is linked to a higher risk of lung diseases, according to a study’s preliminary findings. Researchers say that weekly exposure to specific disinfectants was enough to raise the risk of having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by up to almost a third. COPD is an umbrella term for several lung conditions including bronchitis and emphysema. People with COPD …

Popular Cleaning Products Linked To COPD In New Study

If you’ve ever used bleach or other commercial cleaning products, you’re probably very aware of the toxic smell they fill your home with. According to a new study, using bleach and other common household disinfectants increases the risk of developing fatal lung disease. The Study The study was led by Dr. Orianna Dumas from the French National Institute of Health …

What Are the Causes of Hyperinflated Lungs?

  Hyperinflation of the lungs is a term used to describe excessive, large or heightened increase in lung tissues. Hyper in the medical field means excessive. Understanding the causes and the symptoms of lung hyperinflation helps prompt individuals to seek treatment. The severity and symptoms of hyperinflated lungs will also be determined by age (in most cases, the condition affects …

Top Treatments and Natural Remedies for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a major health concern in the U.S. This disease of the respiratory system causes restricted airflow and an abnormal inflammatory response, which can make something as simple as breathing extremely difficult. With over 11 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with COPD, it is important to know the most effective treatments and natural remedies for …