An­other rea­son to… CLEAN WITH VINE­GAR AND BI­CARB

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

Us­ing a bleach or strong dis­in­fec­tant just once a week can in­crease your chance of de­vel­op­ing chronic ob­struc­tive pul­monary dis­ease ( COPD) by nearly a third. The find­ings come from a study of 55,000 nurses by Har­vard Univer­sity and the French Na­tional In­sti­tute of Health and Med­i­cal Re­search.

COPD en­com­passes con­di­tions like em­phy­sema, chronic bron­chi­tis and chronic asthma, and af­fects around 14 per cent of Aus­tralians over 40.

Want to try a nat­u­ral sur­face cleaner? Mix 1 cup bi­car­bon­ate of soda, 1/2 cup white vine­gar, and a few drops of es­sen­tial oil. If you need to do se­ri­ous scrub­bing, add a hand­ful of salt.

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