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<p>Exposure to disinfectants and cleaning products in the hospitals over time puts nurses at increased risk of developing COPD, investigators reported. Previously, exposure to disinfectants in healthcare workers has been associated with respiratory health outcomes, including asthma. Moreover, pathogens like spore-forming&nbsp;<em>Clostridioides difficile</em>&nbsp;and emerging&nbsp;<em>Candida auris</em>&nbsp;require strong disinfectants to remove from surfaces.</p>

Researchers Find Link Between Hospital Cleaners and COPD