From The Examiner
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute writes that asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. Asthma is a serious illness which affects people of all ages, but most often starts during childhood. Approximately 7 million of these people are children.
Alpha Galileo Foundation has reported on an Imperial College London news release on Jan. 21, 2013, Cleaning jobs linked to asthma risk. A new study has found the existence of strong evidence for a link between cleaning jobs and risk of developing asthma. Risks in the workplace were found to be responsible for one in six cases of adult onset asthma, which was even more than the one in nine cases attributed to smoking, according to the analysis.