The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Americans abuse bleach and other cleaning products to fight the coronavirus.
The results of the analysis showed that 39% of respondents wash products with bleach. Many also use caustic household cleaning or disinfecting agents to treat bare skin (18%), or intentionally inhale or swallow these products (10%). All these Americans believe that this will help them neutralize the coronavirus, if there is an infection.
Another 10% spray household chemicals on the body, 4% drink diluted bleach or soapy water as a disinfection measure.
Doctors of the CDC say that all these are high-risk practices that can cause adverse health effects and even death.