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Asthma instruments harboring irritants

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

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About: Asthma instruments harboring irritants

Date: 7 December 2005

Source: Reuters Health

URL: http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2005-12-07T201639Z_01_ARM772997_RTRIDST_0_HEALTH-ALLERGENS-CHILDRENS-NEBULIZERS-DC.XML&archived=False

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  • Research
  • Research and nebulizers
  • Research and asthma
  • Research and allergic asthma
  • Research and asthmatics
  • Research and allergens
  • Research and animal dander
  • Research and animal allergens
  • Research and cat dander
  • Research and cat allergen
  • Research and dog dander
  • Research and dog allergens
  • Research and mouse dander
  • Research and mouse allergens
  • Research and cockroach dander
  • Research and cockroach allergens
  • Research and asthma implements
  • Research and asthma instruments
  • Research and asthma attack
  • Risk and asthma
  • Risk and asthma attack
  • Risk and asthmatics
  • Risk and nebulizer
  • Risk and asthma implement
  • Risk and asthma irritants
  • Risk and allergic asthma
  • Risk and asthma allergens
  • Risk and allergens
  • Risk and animal dander
  • Risk and animal allergens
  • Risk and cat dander
  • Risk and cat allergen
  • Risk and dog dander
  • Risk and dog allergens
  • Risk and mouse dander
  • Risk and mouse allergens
  • Risk and cockroach dander
  • Risk and cockroach allergens

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