It is well established that workers who are directly exposed to cleaning products and disinfectants are at risk for respiratory symptoms and asthma. In addition, it has been suggested that exposures related to cleaning activities may constitute a risk to long-term respiratory health. A dose-response pattern with increased risk of respiratory symptoms and diseases by increased dose and duration of exposure has been reported.
Cleaning products and disinfectants comprise a wide range of ingredients that are irritants and/or potential sensitizers. Furthermore, the use of spray devices results in a substantial airborne exposure to nonvolatile aerosolized agents in the lower airways. Read the full article in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical immunology.