Mold may set off asthma in middle-aged men

By Annie Rahilly-Melbourne, http://www.futurity.org

Reducing the presence of mold in the home may reduce asthma in middle-aged adults, according to new research.

In a follow-up of a longitudinal health study conducted in Tasmania, over 5,700 participants completed respiratory and home environment questionnaires and had skin-prick tests for allergies.

The results revealed that recent presence of mold in the home was associated with “non-allergic” asthma in middle age, particularly in men whose risk was about four times that of women.

Lead author John Burgess of the University of Melbourne and University of Tasmania says most studies of mold and asthma had concentrated on children and adolescents.

He adds that in this study, published in the Journal of Respirology, the asthma and related symptoms were more common as mold exposure increased. Read More

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Posted on April 7, 2014, in Indoor Air Quality, Microbiology, Mold and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. A half cup of vinegar per gallon of warm water is recommended.

    The cooler surfaces of a crawlspace or basement act the same
    as the can. Come to think of it, vinegar is specifically made
    for cooking and flavoring, not for molds.

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