Organic Compounds Bad, Swimming Good For Asthma

According to a scientific study, children whose sleep areas that have fumes of solvents and water based paints are four times more likely to have asthma or allergies.

organic compoundsIn a recent study, researchers measured the impact of certain compounds; propylene glycol and glycol ethers, known as PGEs on kids. It was found that the kids, who breathed in these fumes, had higher rates of eczema, asthma and stuffy noses.

The researchers say that not only could PGEs exacerbate the situation for those with allergies and asthma, it could also be responsible for actually causing these problems.  Even in low concentrations, PGEs raise concerns particularly in the case of babies and young children.

However, the good news is that swimming could be good for asthmatics, according to a study published by the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Swimming was seen to increase lung function and therefore lower chances of the symptoms of asthma and researchers reached this conclusion after many years of data collection.

The conclusion reached by the researchers was that regularly swimming in chlorinated pools is not responsible for causing asthma; rather it could help to improve lung health and thereby help asthmatics.

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