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A wide range of cleaning products cause occupational asthma

A wide range of cleaning products cause occupational asthma
This database review shows how commonly cleaning agents cause occupational asthma. There has been a move away from aldehydes used in hospital for sterilisation to chlorine-releasing compounds and quarternary ammonium compounds (benzalkonium chloride) used in homes and schools. Aldehydes have been replaced in hospitals, it is time to consider safer alternatives in schools and homes.

References

Abstract Available for Cleaning agent occupational asthma in the West Midlands, UK: 2000-16. Walters GI, Burge PS, Moore VC, Robertson AS, Cleaning agent occupational asthma in the West Midlands, UK: 2000-16., Occup Med, 2018;:,10.1093/occmed/kqy113
Sherwood Burge, Oasys, an author of 'Cleaning agent occupational asthma in the West Midlands, UK: 2000-16.' Vicky Moore, Oasys, an author of 'Cleaning agent occupational asthma in the West Midlands, UK: 2000-16.' Alastair Robertson, Selly Oak Hospital, an author of 'Cleaning agent occupational asthma in the West Midlands, UK: 2000-16.' Gareth Walters, Heartlands, an author of 'Cleaning agent occupational asthma in the West Midlands, UK: 2000-16.'

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