Journal article

Chemical sensitivity, asthma, and effects from fragranced consumer products: National Population Study in the United Kingdom

Anne Steinemann

AIR QUALITY ATMOSPHERE AND HEALTH | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Consumer products, such as those with a fragrance, can adversely affect air quality and health. This national study in the United Kingdom (UK) investigated the prevalence of chemical sensitivity, a condition associated with chemical pollutant exposures, and the medical diagnosis of multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). In addition, it investigated the co-occurrence of chemical sensitivity with asthma and asthma-like conditions, and with fragrance sensitivity (adverse health effects from fragranced consumer products). Using a nationally representative population sample (n = 1100), an online survey was conducted of adults in the UK, comprising England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. T..

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