Sunday, September 15, 2019

M4.2 National Library ToxNet

Greetings Readers,

Using the National Library ToxNet Click Me! I was able to find out that women who clean with bleach are at a higher risk of getting non-allergic adult-onset asthma, as well as elevated neutrophil (those are white blood cells) counts. 
As far as the effects from urea formaldehyde, there are a lot of negative effects. For factory workers with exposure to urea formaldehyde there are drastic amounts of lung cancer mortality as well as nasopharyngeal cancer deaths. What I found interesting was the buccal cavity tumors and cancers. The buccal cavity is your cheek and inner mouth cavity.
I wonder if the factory managers knew about these risks and if they let the employees know about all of these risks. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow that is terrible! I have sometimes used products with bleach to clean my home in the past, but I never will again after reading your blog post. I always knew it wasn't good for me, but I didn't realize the risks were so drastic. I definitely do not wnat to be at risk for adult-onset asthma, especially given the terrible air quality in the Bay Area, which will probably only continue to worsen due to climate change and wildfires. Thank you for sharing!


M7.8 Chlorpyrifos

The topic I am considering is chlorpyrifos (insecticide) among farmworkers.  Chlorpyrifos  is used to control many different kinds of pests,...