Bioaccumulation means the gradual accumulation of substances (eg disinfectant chemiclas, heavy metals) in an organism, typically vital organs for humans.

It can happen through skin, inhalation and digestion, which in turn can cause reproductive issues, asthma, allergies, skin irritations and so on.

Front line clinical staff who use disinfectants several times per day need to be aware of the issue.

Further reading:

  1. Increased exposure to commonly used disinfectants- Zheng et al. Env sic tech ‘20