Exposure to chemicals used to disinfect airplanes may cause birth defects, caution scientists

(Natural News) According to a recent study, exposure to chemicals in disinfectants commonly used by commercial airlines to disinfect airplanes before flights may cause neural tube defects (NTDs) in mice and rats of both sexes. The study, which appeared in Birth Defects Research, revealed that ambient exposure to disinfectants called quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs), also referred to as “quats,”…


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