Asthma symptoms in women employed in domestic cleaning: a community based study.

  title={Asthma symptoms in women employed in domestic cleaning: a community based study.},
  author={Mercedes Medina-Ram{\'o}n and J P Zock and Manolis Kogevinas and Jordi Sunyer and Josep M Ant{\'o}},
  volume={58 11},
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have shown an association between cleaning work and asthma, but the risk factors are uncertain. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of asthma in women employed in domestic cleaning. METHODS A cross sectional study was conducted in 4521 women aged 30 to 65 years. Information on respiratory symptoms and cleaning work history was obtained using a postal questionnaire with telephone follow up. Asthma was defined as reported symptoms in the last year or… CONTINUE READING


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