The Dangers of COVID-19 Disinfectants
November 25, 2020
An article recently published by The Epoch Times
describes how some of the disinfectants people use to fight COVID-19 may cause just as much harm in a person's body.
Along with all the changes prompted by the arrival of COVID-19, the increased use of unchecked disinfectants stands out as an important risk factor. For years, scientists and health agencies have studied how the chemical components in common disinfectants might aggravate underlying health problems. Respiratory illnesses, hormonal imbalances, and different skin conditions are some of the problems attributed to cleaning products, with many research papers describing the development of long-term pulmonary diseases among people with ongoing exposure to their chemicals.
Now, people use these disinfectants several times a day, increasing their contact with toxic chemicals and deteriorating the health conditions of their surroundings. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of disinfectants capable of killing persistent viruses, including human coronaviruses similar to SARS-CoV-2. Businesses, households, and health care facilities have adhered to the EPA recommendation of cleaning high traffic areas repeatedly to avoid physical contact with the virus, and this is a major problem when we consider that the effectiveness of these disinfectants is unrelated to their effect on the human body.
A glaring issue comes in the form of aerosolized disinfectants. When these formulas are spread through sprayers, the chances for inhalation are magnified, and this poses a great risk when working in enclosed spaces. The World Health Organization (WHO) has addressed this problem stating that, for the purpose of eliminating COVID-19 particles, disinfectants should be applied using a cloth or a wipe.
The consensus among health agencies is that people must reduce their exposure to these disinfectants before we can move past this global health crisis, with many experts encouraging natural cleaning formulas as viable alternatives to maintain the safety of high traffic areas.
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