Cleaning with bleach may lead to childhood infections

April 3, 2015 4:12 PM

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Cleaning with bleach may lead to childhood infections

A splash of bleach can kill germs on a kitchen counter, but it may also cause health problems in children, a new study finds.

Children in the study who lived in homes or went to schools where bleach was used for cleaning had higher rates of influenza, tonsillitis and other infections, compared with kids who weren't exposed to bleach, the researchers found.

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