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Hypochlorite treats inflammation

from The Scientist

It has long been known that extremely dilute bleach baths — 0.005 percent — can be used as a successful accessory treatment for eczema, but until now, no one understood how it worked. Researchers from Stanford University have shown that hypochlorite — bleach's active ingredient — effectively blocks the function of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB), which activates genes involved in inflammation and aging. Their work was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. more

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