Saturday, July 21, 2012

Infants exposed to specific molds have higher asthma risk

"Previous case-control studies have demonstrated that many environmental exposures can trigger asthma symptoms in people with asthma. Exposure to mold has been linked to worsening of asthma symptoms, but the relevant mold species and their concentrations are unknown.

A team of physicians and scientists from the University of Cincinnati, EPA, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital performed a decade long study assessing the children's health and exposure to indoor molds and allergens. Reponen et al. report these findings in an upcoming issue of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology."

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