House cleaning with chlorine bleach and the risks of allergic and respiratory diseases in children

  title={House cleaning with chlorine bleach and the risks of allergic and respiratory diseases in children},
  author={Marc Nickmilder and Sylviane Carbonnelle and Alfred Bernard},
  journal={Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
Chlorine bleach or sodium hypochlorite can inactivate common indoor allergens. In this cross‐sectional study we evaluated to what extent regular house cleaning with bleach can influence the risks of respiratory and allergic diseases in children. We studied a group of 234 schoolchildren aged 10–13 yr among whom 78 children were living in a house cleaned with bleach at least once per week. Children examination included a questionnaire, an exercise‐induced bronchoconstriction test and the… 

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