Publisher : Korean Society of Environmental Health
DOI : 10.5668/JEHS.2016.42.3.147
Title & Authors
Characteristics of Exposure to Humidifier Disinfectant by Lung Injury Patients Park, Dong-Uk; Ryu, Seung-Hun; Lim, Heung-Kyu; Kim, Sun-Kyung; Ahn, Jongju; Roh, Hyun-Suk; Choi, Ye-Yong; Cha, Won-Seok; Lee, Eun; Hong, Sang-Bum; Do, Kyung-Hyun; Cho, Jae-lim; Bae, Mun-Joo; Shin, Dong-Chun; Paek, Domyung; Hong, Soo-Jong;
In South Korea, many cases of humidifier disinfectant-associated lung injury (HDLI) have been reported among people who used humidifier products containing humidifier disinfectant (HD). The objective of this study is to characterize exposure to HD among a total of 221 HDLI patients who used HD. Information and data on the HDs used were collected through a structured questionnaire and home environmental investigations. The conditions of these 221 HDLI patients were clinically confirmed to be caused by the use of HD. Children aged under 5 years old made up the highest proportion of HDLI cases (n
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