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dc.contributor.authorSteinemann, A
dc.contributor.authorWheeler, AJ
dc.contributor.authorLarcombe, A
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-18T04:39:04Z
dc.date.available2020-12-18T04:39:04Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-01
dc.identifierpii: 560
dc.identifier.citationSteinemann, A., Wheeler, A. J. & Larcombe, A. (2018). Fragranced consumer products: effects on asthmatic Australians. AIR QUALITY ATMOSPHERE AND HEALTH, 11 (4), pp.365-371. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11869-018-0560-x.
dc.identifier.issn1873-9318
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/256292
dc.description.abstractExposure to fragranced consumer products, such as air fresheners and cleaning supplies, is associated with adverse health effects such as asthma attacks, breathing difficulties, and migraine headaches. This study investigated the prevalence and types of health problems associated with exposure to fragranced products among asthmatic Australians. Nationally representative cross-sectional data were obtained in June 2016 with an online survey of adult Australians (n = 1098), of which 28.5% were medically diagnosed with asthma or an asthma-like condition. Nationally, 55.6% of asthmatics, and 23.9% of non-asthmatics, report adverse health effects after exposure to fragranced products. Specifically, 24.0% of asthmatics report an asthma attack. Moreover, 18.2% of asthmatics lost workdays or a job in the past year due to fragranced products in the workplace. Over 20% of asthmatics are unable to access public places and restrooms that use air fresheners. Exposure to fragranced products is associated with health problems, some potentially serious, in an estimated 2.2 million asthmatic adult Australians. Asthmatics were proportionately more affected than non-asthmatics (prevalence odds ratio 3.98; 95% confidence interval 3.01-5.24). Most asthmatics would prefer workplaces, healthcare facilities, and environments that are fragrance-free, which could help reduce adverse effects.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSPRINGER
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleFragranced consumer products: effects on asthmatic Australians
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11869-018-0560-x
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.affiliation.departmentInfrastructure Engineering
melbourne.source.titleAir Quality, Atmosphere and Health
melbourne.source.volume11
melbourne.source.issue4
melbourne.source.pages365-371
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1320403
melbourne.contributor.authorSteinemann, Anne
melbourne.contributor.authorWheeler, Amanda
dc.identifier.eissn1873-9326
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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