Cleaning products linked with adult asthma

People who work with cleaning products risk developing asthma, according to a new study.
The research, published in the journal Thorax, analysed the occupations of 7,000 people and identified potential risk factors within the work place.

The results showed that exposure to bleach and other chemicals was associated with one in six cases of adult-onset asthma among British people in their mid-50s.

The study also identified 18 high-risk jobs, four of which involved cleaning. Others included farmers, aircraft mechanics, typesetters, hairdressers and laundry workers.

The researchers stated that a person’s working environment is the problem, rather than the occupation itself.

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