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Excessive hygiene of the body on the background of the pandemic coronavirus is harmful to health. It is stated in the report of experts of the Centers for control and prevention of diseases (CDC), published on the website of the organization.
Experts drew attention to the growing frequency of requests of population to hospitals and poisons centres. As a rule, people complained about health problems after the use of toxic disinfectants, like bleach, vinegar, ammonia solution. It turned out that with frequent hand washing and household products people wanted to protect against coronavirus.
The CDC conducted a study in which respondents were 502 adult American. It turned out that 39 percent of respondents used appropriate for skin disinfection tools were applied to the exposed skin of a toxic substance or have a breath rising from them pair. The majority of respondents confirmed that they are familiar with recommendations on occupational health and the consequences of the use of household chemicals. 68% knew to wash their hands after using toxic products, 73 percent ventilate the room after treatment of surfaces with a bleach or detergent.
This files most often applied in the clinic, the Americans — 11 percent of patients complained of inflammation of the nasopharynx, eight per cent occur on irritation of skin, eyes, dizziness, headache. The remaining patients in each category of cases accounted for six per cent went to doctors because of nausea or breathing problems.
In conclusion, the CDC says that hand washing, in particular, with the application of skin antiseptics, is the best prevention of viral diseases. Doctors said that before the use of toxic products for disinfection of premises is necessary to protect the exposed areas of the skin and respiratory organs, as well as reading the manual.
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