Air fresheners can trigger allergies, asthma

Source: MSNBC

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People with asthma or allergies may want to avoid air fresheners and other chemicals used to spread fragrant scents through their homes, and their doctors should be aware of the hazards.

“The chemicals in some of these products can trigger the nasal congestion, sneezing and the runny nose,” Dr. Stanley Fineman, an allergist with Emory University and the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic. “With the asthmatics, there’s really good data showing their lung function changes when they’re exposed to these compounds.”

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