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The impact of home cleaning on quality of life for homes with asthmatic children.

The purpose of this study was to determine if home use of hypochlorite products results in lowered exposure to bacteria, fungi, and protein allergens and improved quality of life (QOL) for asthmatic persons in the home. Asthmatic and nonasthmatic households containing at least three persons (between 2 and 17 years of age) were recruited. Households were supplied one of three sets of cleaning products (regular products, some containing hypochlorite; regular products plus three additional products with dilute hypochlorite; control, no products). Participants were supplied with cleaning instructions and asthma education. The control group was instructed to clean as usual. The results indicated that emphasis on cleaning and cleaning education combined with hypochlorite-based cleaning supplies resulted in significantly improved QOL for families with asthmatic children. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2008;Mar 11.

Author: Barnes C, Kennedy K, Gard L, Forrest E, Johnson L, Pacheco Fv

Published: 11/03/2008

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Allergy Asthma Proceedings