Is exposure to disinfectants, cleaning products at work associated with COPD among female nurses?

October 18, 2019

What The Study Did: This observational study investigated an association between exposure to disinfectants and cleaning products at work and risk of new cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among a large group of female nurses.

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Authors: Orianne Dumas, Ph.D., of INSERM U1168, VIMA: Aging and Chronic Diseases, Epidemiological and Public Health Approaches in Villejuif, France, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.13563)

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