Louisville, Kentucky (banned until November 10, 2022) – According to the 2018 US Census, smartphones are in 85% of American households. They are reportedly viewed 14 million times a day, making them potential vessels for environmental hazards such as allergens. A new study to be presented at the American College of Allergy this year,Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease characterized by frequent breathing problems. People with asthma have severe attacks in which the air passages in the lungs narrow and breathing becomes more difficult. Sometimes asthma attacks are triggered by allergens, although infection, exercise, cold air, and other factors are also important.“rel=”tooltip”>asthma The Annual Scientific Meeting of Immunology (ACAAI) in Louisville, Kentucky, showed elevated levels of cat and dog allergens, as well as β-D glucans (BDG) and endotoxins in simulated phone models.
“Smartphones showed elevated and variable levels of BDG and endotoxins, and cat and dog allergens were found on pet owners’ smartphones,” says Hana Ruran, lead author on the study. “BDGs are found in fungal cell walls and have been found in many environments and surfaces that cause chronic airway and irritant symptoms – making BDGs a consistent marker for studying the mold problem. Endotoxin is a potent inflammatory agent and a marker of exposure to Gram-negative bacteria.”
The researchers created phone models that had the same size and surface as a real phone and the front surface of the phone model was scanned as part of the test. Electrostatic wipes (ESW) were used to sample simulated telephone models of 15 volunteers and then ‘phones’ were measured for allergens, BDG levels and endotoxins.
The chemicals used in the cleaning solutions (chlorhexidine, cetylpyridinium chloride, tannic acid, and benzyl benzoate) can be purchased through laboratories or chemical suppliers but are not commercially available in the same concentrations used in the study. Isopropyl alcohol wipes have also been tested for their cleaning properties.
Peter Thorne, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Iowa’s Department of Public Health, and colleagues – an author of the study. The study demonstrates exposure to inhaled allergens and molecules that trigger innate immune reactions from a source most people would not have thought of. If you have allergies or asthma, you may want to consider cleaning your smartphone more often to reduce exposure to allergens and asthma triggers.”
abstract title: Innovative compounds to reduce D-glucan, endotoxins, and allergens newly discovered on smartphones
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