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Risks to Asthma Posed by Indoor Health Care Environments: A Guide to Identifying and Reducing Problematic Exposures
At least 20 million Americans suffer from asthma.

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By Barry Leonard (ed)
Year: 2006
Pages: 87
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422312070

At least 20 million Americans suffer from asthma. This report shows that hospitals abound with substances that can trigger or even cause asthma. These include cleaners such as disinfectants & sterilizers, fumes out-gassing from building materials, pesticides, & latex gloves. Nurses are at particular risk from the disinfectant gluteraldehyde & the sterilizing agent ethylene oxide. Safer alternatives to these substances are described here. Includes a Glossary of Asthma Terms. Appendices: (A) Protocols used in the three major summary evidence reports: the AOEC, CHE, & IOM; (B) Cleaning products (including some individual chemicals reported to the Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risk as exposures for work-related asthma cases.

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