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Cleaning Products and Work-Related Asthma (PDF)
This fact sheet, provided by California Department of Public Health, addresses how cleaning products can cause or trigger work-related asthma.
Disinfectants and Asthma: Part II (Spring 2009)
n response to readers’ questions about whether other types of disinfectants can also cause asthma, particularly those used in health care settings, this issue of PS News presents information about additional disinfectants.
Asthma and Cleaning Products: What Workers Need to Know
You might not expect it, but cleaning products used at work can cause asthma or make your existing asthma worse. Workers who use cleaners regularly can get asthma.
OR-OSHA Hazard Alert - Carbon monoxide poisoning from an internal combustion engine (PDF)
This information applies to any device that produces carbon monoxide. Examples are heaters, generators, sprayers, pressure washers, drywall equipment, forklifts, and anything else with an internal combustion engine or that burns a petroleum fuel, gas, wood or coal.
Source: Oregon OSHA
Removing Graffiti Safely
This is a booklet for workers who use chemicals to remove graffiti. A school custodian developed occupational asthma from using cleaning products to remove graffitti.
Oregon Poison Center
A 24-hour poison emergency information resource for health care professionals and the public throughout the state of Oregon. For a Poison Emergency, call 1-800-222-1222