Asthma & Commercial Insecticide Sprays

Good morning, I'm new here but wanted feedback on what can be the dangers of commercial insecticide spraying inside an office environment and my asthma. It happens regularly in office buildings I visit. Just because it doesn't smell doesn't mean it's not poisonous. Any insight would help. 

Thank you!


Comments 7

  • K8sMom2002

    Hi, Margie! Hugs on the insecticide issues … do you work in these buildings or have to stay in them for any length of time? Have you been able to figure out if it's a particular chemical that is bothering you or if the length of time that it's been there matters?

  • Mandy

    Hi @Margie and welcome! My lungs just started twitching for you. I'm not familiar with this process in buildings/offices but anything of a chemical nature is a trigger for me. I hope you can sort this out soon.

  • Jen

    Hi Margie,

    Welcome.  I know that in our county, the school system has you check each year whether or not you want to be notified of pesticide application days.  Perhaps taht is something the building managers at the offices could help with.

  • green881

    I've never heard of that.  To prove it you'd need to get hold of some and take a whiff close up and see how you do.

    It's easy to get down a path looking for exotic agents to be allergic, but for most of us it ends up being the dust behind our bed and the tree or grass next to our bedroom window.  The latter has happened to me twice in my life so far.  Doctors said it was typical to develop allergies to what you have a lot of exposure.  Just my $0.02.

  • K8sMom2002

    @Margie, how are things going now?

    One way to approach your situation might be to track when your symptoms are triggered. 

    If you repeatedly have symptoms when you go in a particular building or business, then that might be something to look at — what's the trigger there?

    Like @green881 says, for many of us, we have fairly common allergies that trigger our asthma.

    Some of us DO have chemical sensitivities that trigger our asthma. So that also can make a difference.