Infants exposed to specific molds have higher asthma risk

Need help preventing asthma?

Do your children suffer from asthma? It may be preventable if it’s cause by mold or other environmental factors.

One in 10 children suffers from asthma but the potential environmental factors contributing to the disease are not well known. Cincinnati-based researchers now report new evidence that exposure to three types of mold during infancy may have a direct link to asthma development during childhood.  These forms of mold — Aspergillus ochraceus, Aspergillus unguis and Penicillium variabile — are typically found growing in water-damaged homes, putting a spotlight on the importance of mold remediation for public health.

Click to read more about the results of environmental effects of allergies.

Reference: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120802111502.htm

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About Kari Larson

Hi, I'm Kari Larson, social media consultant & blogger for ImmuneTech. Personally, I have suffered with allergies & sensitivities for years. Professionally, my background is 15 years in heathcare management & life-style technology product development. I've also been a contributing author to a variety of dermatology trade journals. Now working in this capacity with ImmuneTech is exciting for me as it is combines my professional career with a topic of personal interest. My goal is to share news, tips, resources, & commentary on topics relating to managing & living with allergies.

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