Cleaning Products and Work-Related Asthma, 10 Year Update

Source avec lien : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Publish Ahead of Print, décembre 2019. 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001771

Objectif : Décrire la fréquence de l’asthme lié au travail (ATR) et les caractéristiques des personnes exposées aux produits de nettoyage 1998-2012, comparativement à 1993-1997.

Objective: To describe the frequency of work-related asthma (WRA) and characteristics of individuals with exposure to cleaning products 1998–2012, compared to 1993–1997. Methods: Cases of WRA from products used for cleaning or disinfecting surfaces were identified from California, Massachusetts, Michigan (1998–2012), New Jersey (1998–2011), and New York (2009–2012). Results: There were 1,199 (12.4%) cleaning product cases among all 9,667 WRA cases; 77.8% women, 62.1% white non-Hispanic, and average age of 43 years. The highest percentage worked in healthcare (41.1%), and were building cleaners (20.3%), or registered nurses (14.1%). Conclusions: The percentage of WRA cases from exposure to cleaning products from 1998–2012 was unchanged from 1993–1997 indicating that continued and additional prevention efforts are needed to reduce unnecessary use, identify safer products, and implement safer work processes.

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