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Researchers have analyzed children's nebulizers for common house allergens, including animal dander and cockroach allergens, which can trigger asthma attacks. They tested the children's nebulizers, as well as planting sample nebulizers that were exposed to the environment and ones that were enclosed in plastic bags. Those nebulizers in plastic bags did not test positive for allergens, however scientists are unsure if this storage method would not cause other problems for asthmatics with encouraging mold to grow on the protected nebulizers.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health
About: Asthma instruments harboring irritants
Date: 7 December 2005
Source: Reuters Health
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