View Full Version : Is Aceteminophen Causing Asthma?

12-22-11, 05:14 AM
Melissa Breyer (http://www.care2.com/greenliving/author/melissa)
December 20, 2011
What possibly could be the cause of the dramatic worldwide increase in childhood asthma over the past 30 years? Researchers have been trying to puzzle out an answer to this question, with ideas running the gamut from improved hygiene to immunizations. Over the last ten years, however, a new idea has emerged according to a recent article, Studies Suggest an Acetaminophen-Asthma Link (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/health/evidence-mounts-linking-acetaminophen-and-asthma.html), in The New York Times.

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12-22-11, 10:05 AM
Very interesting! This is definitely something I never thought about. Just one more nail in the coffin!

12-22-11, 12:14 PM
I had not heard that before — and it makes a lot of sense. Acetaminophen depletes glutathione and low glutathione in lung tissue surfaces has been linked to breathing problems.