A HEALTH expert has issued a new warning over the link between cleaning sprays and asthma.20 per cent? That sounds familiar. So much so that this risk should be treated in exactly the same manner as any other 'danger' which epidemiologists have linked to a 20 per cent higher risk for workers.
Chlorine, bleach, disinfectants and other cleaning agents are fuelling a rise in asthma at home and work, he said.
Inhaling bleach, ammonia, decalcifiers, acids, solvents and stain removers more than once a week was linked to a 20 per cent rise in asthma or wheezing, Dr Zock said.
We need signs. Lots of 'em.
No workplace should be exempt. Churches, tyre fitters, supermarkets, libraries, offices, taxis ... oh, especially taxis, all should be required to carry this sign by law.
Oh yeah, and there should be crippling financial penalties for anyone who fails to display one.
An overreaction? A fucking silly idea? Of course it is. But then, public health have done this before, so why not some consistency, eh?
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