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Asthma from cleaning sprays

Asthma from cleaning sprays

A team of researchers led by Jan-Paul Zock from the Institute of Medical Research in Barcelona presented last week, at the 15th annual Congress of the European Society of Respiratory Diseases (ERS), held in Copenhagen, the conclusions a study on the impact of home cleaning products: odorizing sprays, furniture, windows or carpets - on health.

A team of researchers led by Jan-Paul Zock from the Institute of Medical Research in Barcelona presented last week, at the 15th annual Congress of the European Society of Respiratory Diseases (ERS), held in Copenhagen, the conclusions a study on the impact of home cleaning products: odorizing sprays, furniture, windows or carpets - on health.
The specialists pointed out that 1 in 5 new cases of asthma are due to the use of these products. The analysis was performed on 4200 Europeans, who were alone in the cleaning of the house, 3500 of them were not asthma patients at the beginning of the monitoring. Frequently, the subjects used cleaning sprays, especially for furniture, windows, carpets and ovens, but also room fresheners to freshen the air and remove unpleasant odors.


67.4% of the monitored Spaniards admitted that they use these products at least once / week, followed by British (53.9%), French (49.3%), Estonians (43.6%), Belgians (41, 7%), Norwegians (38.7%), Nemts (38.5%), etc. The results of the monitoring for 9 years shocked the researchers. These products, used frequently, are responsible for many asthma disorders.
Jan Paul-Zock stated that the risk of asthma is 40% higher for those who use these cleansers 3 or more times / week, compared to those who use them once or less. one date / week. The estimates are even worse for those who use such products daily, the risk of illness being 70%.
"It is for the first time a study shows that these products can lead to asthma cases. According to our analysis, between 11 and 18% of new asthma diagnoses are attributed to people who frequently use cleaning sprays," he says. informed Jan-Paul Zock about the participants in the Congress. Even if all these products contain particles that can irritate the airways, the degree of danger was calculated as follows: room odorizers - 1.7, furniture sprays - 1.5, and window sprays - 1.3.
Asthma is a disease that is due to sensitization of the bronchial mucosa to certain external agents. The asthma crisis manifests through an acute need for air, wheezing, cold lips, cold extremities, heavy sweating, dry cough and violence, thick expectoration. In general, there are four forms of asthma. The most common is allergic asthma, which can occur as an allergic response to pollen, dust, mold, cat or horse hair, paints, flour, medicines, chemicals. Another form is represented by nervous asthma, following stress, then asthma and cardiac asthma.
Source: Day