If you or someone in your family has asthma, it could be that the symptoms of asthma are exacerbated by something as innocuous seeming as your household cleaning sprays. They could also be the culprits responsible for initiating breathing troubles even for those that do not have asthma.
According to a recent study, inhaling chemicals in common household sprays can cause a 20% increase in cases of asthma or wheezing.
According to Dr Jan-Paul Zock an occupational asthma expert from the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona, this study may help to make asthma preventable.
Since he his work causes him to examine occupational asthma closely, Dr Zock knows that those who work with cleaning materials, or whose work involves contact with cleaning materials such as janitors, cleaners, housekeepers and nurses are certainly more at risk.
Additionally it is important to see use of these materials in the home also contributes to asthma risk. Commonly used items such as bleach, solvents, ammonia, stain removers etc, being used more than once a week was seen by researchers as increasing asthma risk by over 20% over a period of time.