Antibacterial in toothpaste may combat severe lung disease, researchers claim
A common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF, when combined with an already United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug.
Why bleach, disinfectant use causes lung disease
The regular use of disinfectant cleaning products such as bleach has been linked to an increased risk of developing fatal lung conditions, researchers said.
Cleaning house with bleach could cause fatal lung disease
The findings have implications for nurses, cleaners and others who use the products as part of the daily work routine. Previous studies have linked exposure to disinfectants with breathing problems such as asthma, but much less attention has been paid to their contribution to COPD.