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Asthma

Sewer Gases and Allergies

04/25/2006

Question:

Can being exposed to sewer gases cause you problems with allergies?

Answer:

Sewer gases are irritants that can aggravate allergies and asthma significantly in susceptible populations either in high acute amounts or chronic lower exposures.

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Response by:

Jonathan   Bernstein, MD Jonathan Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati