Disinfectants: More Harm than Good?

Lysol Professional Disinfectant Spray

Lysol Professional Disinfectant SprayYou may remember our post about hand sanitizers and how the repeated use of just sanitizer can be less effective than traditional hand washing. This time, we’ve come to talk about disinfectants.

When we say disinfectant, you may think of a spray like a bleach spray, but we also mean those seemingly useful wipe products. Disinfectants can be spread out across a variety of products, and it isn’t just limited to sprays. A disinfectant is essentially a substance that kills life and is regulated by the EPA under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodent Act. A disinfectant must be safe to use and undergoes a variety of testing to show that it can kill “life” (in this case, bacteria) and be effective.
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Does the quality of indoor air affect your health?

Windows Daisy

Windows DaisyMany years ago, I worked in a 24-story building in the heart of downtown Boston.

My office was on the 16th floor.

Into my second year, I became and remained ill for several months with colds, sinus problems and an ear infection that would not go away despite several rounds of antibiotics. Even then, it occurred to me that being in a closed environment without access to fresh air could not be healthy. My lingering cold symptoms seemed to affirm that theory.
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