CE: Environments & Health: Chemicals in the Home That Can Exacerbate Asthma

Barbara J. Polivka, Luz Huntington-Moskos, Rodney Folz, Russel Barnett

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: Although chemical exposures from cleaning and disinfectant products often go unnoticed or unrecognized, such exposures have been associated with asthma-related symptoms and exacerbations. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) website provides consumer information on a wide range of issues and products related to human health and the environment, including the use of cleaning and disinfectant products, 2,500 of which it has rated in terms of their effects on respiratory function and asthma. In discussing how the use of cleaning and disinfectant products and the frequency of their use may affect asthma control, the authors use the EWG ratings as well as data collected for a study they conducted on older adults with asthma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalThe American journal of nursing
Volume122
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2022

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Asthma
  • Disinfectants/adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Occupational Exposure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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