Using cleaning sprays and air fresheners while doing housework could account for up to one in seven cases of asthma in adults, a study has found.
The modern penchant for using labour-saving cleaning sprays and air fresheners has been found to raise significantly the risk of symptoms.
Just spraying a cleaner once a week can trigger an attack, according to the research. The risk rose the more that the sprays were used.
"Frequent use of household cleaning sprays may be an important risk factor for adult asthma," said Jan-Paul Zock, of the Municipal Institute of Medical Research, in Barcelona.
Oct 13, '07
I work in retail atm. I sprayed a squirt of non-aerosol cleaner on the counter and was wiping away. My co-worker ran to the back office was sent home with asthma from it. Sigh......it was a mild ammonia based cleaner.
Easy off is not easy on even the toughest houseworkers. OPEN ALL THE WINDOWS take the pets and kids and go play outside.
Last edit by leslymill on Oct 13, '07
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