Clearing the record

 

An article titled “Cleaning to Fight COVID-19 in the June edition of the NJEA Review referenced a California study concerning a worker’s likelihood to develop work-related asthma. The results of that study, as described on Page 37 of the Review require clarification.

The paragraph as printed reads, “For example, custodians using cleaning products (including disinfectants) are the most likely of any workers to get job-related asthma. A California study found that four of five people with work-related asthma were in areas during or right after cleaning was done.”

It should have read, “For example, custodians using cleaning products (including disinfectants) are the most likely of any workers to get job-related asthma. A California study found that about 10 percent of work-related asthma cases in the state were linked to cleaning products. Of those, four of five people were in areas during or right after cleaning was done, while the others were cleaners.”

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