|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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