Survey says Americans practicing unsafe cleaning habits to prevent coronavirus

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(WBRE/WYOU) — Many Americans are practicing unsafe cleaning habits as a way to prevent COVID-19.

CDC researchers surveyed 502 adults. 60 percent said they are cleaning and disinfecting their home more to prevent transmission. However, over a third reported using the products in an unsafe manner.

This includes washing food items with bleach, applying the products to bare skin, or intentionally ingesting the chemicals. A quarter reported at least one adverse health effect that they believed resulted from using the cleaners.

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