Journal article

Household Cleaning and Poor Asthma Control Among Elderly Women.

Orianne Dumas, Annabelle Bédard, Matthieu Marbac, Mohammed Sedki, Sofia Temam, Sébastien Chanoine, Gianluca Severi, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Judith Garcia-Aymerich, Valérie Siroux, Raphaëlle Varraso, Nicole Le Moual

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Asthma control is suboptimal in nearly half of adults with asthma. Household exposure to disinfectants and cleaning products (DCP) has been associated with adverse respiratory effects, but data on their association with asthma control are scant. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between household use of DCP and asthma control in a large cohort of French elderly women. METHODS: We used data from a case-control study on asthma (2011-2013) nested in the E3N cohort. Among 3023 women with current asthma, asthma control was defined by the Asthma Control Test (ACT). We used a standardized questionnaire to assess the frequency of cleaning tasks and DCP use. We also identified ho..

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