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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:34 am 
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Research from Belgium indicates that a substantial proportion of those who have occupational asthma (OA) related to cleaning agents have specific airway sensitivity to the components of detergents.

It was previously assumed that the ability of such products to induce asthma symptoms was mostly related to their irritant effects.

But the study authors, Olivier Vandenplas (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Yvoir) and colleagues, found that quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) – found in disinfectants, surfactants, and shampoos –were the most common culprit, inducing decreased lung function, increased sputum eosinophils, and airway hyperresponsiveness after exposure.


http://www.medwirenews.com/1740/104918/ ... ation.html

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:34 am 
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For anyone interested in the effects of cleaning products and how to clean without respiratory issues, I recommend this article for our mag:
http://allergicliving.com/index.php/201 ... cleaning//

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