Americans using bleach wrong to fight coronavirus
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According to Johns Hopkins University, the coronavirus has infected more than 1.9 million Americans over the past few months.”
Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a new survey has revealed a troubling trend: Americans are misusing bleach in an effort to fight the coronavirus.
An internet panel surveyed 502 people last month.
They found that 39% of the people admitted to incorrectly using bleach and other cleaners and disinfectants.
According to the survey, 19% of them said they washed their food with bleach or disinfectant.
18% said they use it on their skin while 10% said they spray the products on their bodies.
Then there are the 4% of people surveyed who admitted to drinking or gargling bleach and other disinfectant solutions.
The CDC says these are high risk practices and may explain why there’s been a sharp increase in the number of calls to poison centers during the pandemic.
Health officials urge people not to put their health at risk by trying to protect it.
Posted – 6.9.20