Friday, August 7, 2009

Dampness Linked to Allergies

Dampness Linked to Allergies
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"Researchers have confirmed that dampness in students' dormitories leads to allergy and airway infection, a finding that also applies to home and office environments.  An extremely strong correlation was found between building condensation and dry cough, an unproductive cough in terms of the lack of expectoration. Other symptoms related to moisture in the air were wheezing, rhinitis, eczema, ear inflammation, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. Even the risk of coming down with the common cold was significantly increased in damp dorm rooms."

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