Why older women may be more sensitive to allergens
by Mary E. Clancy RN,CIEC,CMRS,HHS
I am an RN and a Certified Indoor Environmentalist. I have been researching and compiling information on women's health and wellness in the workplace and have found that women over 45 years of age are 38% more likely to report air quality problems in the work place than women under 45.
I know this after completing hundreds of indoor air quality assessments as a field inspector and from available documentation. Although there are many factors to consider, the increased sensitivity to air contaminants cannot be ignored. A decrease in hormone levels may result in less tolerance to environmental toxins due to faster more pronounced imflammatory response.
This may have a significant impact on women's health and on workplace productivity.
At this time more research is needed though. I will continue to work on my project and others as an environmentalist and healthcare practitioner.
Thank you for being an excellent resource on this important topic.