zep is a popular antibacterial cleaning product that was developed by Dr. Martin Fleischer in the 1960s.
When the product was introduced, it was used to clean carpets, floors, toilets, and even a sink, according to the CDC.
But according to a 2014 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, zep caused skin irritation, itchiness, and irritation to the respiratory tract.
This is not the first time zep has been linked to skin irritation.
In 2010, a study published by the American Journal of Dermatology found that zep had been found to irritate skin and trigger allergic reactions in women who used it for 30 days.
Although zep may be safe for most people, it is a good idea to always use a product with a “hand sanitizer” in it, and always use it in conjunction with a hand sanitizant that has been approved for use in the U.S. zep also contains formaldehyde and alcohol.
If you or someone you know have symptoms that are similar to zep-related skin irritation or irritation to a respiratory tract, seek medical care immediately.
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