New Study Links Mold Exposure to Asthma in Middle Aged Adults

A recent study conducted by the researchers of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne determined that the presence of mold inside homes increases the likeliness of asthma symptoms in middle age adults.

The researchers John Burgess and Desiree Meszaros found out that the study participants having more mold in their houses reported greater asthma symptoms.

While explaining his study, Burgess said,”The mold exposure that we were talking about is the typical mold that we all see in our homes from time to time, that is, mold that you see in the wet areas of the house, e.g., bathroom, kitchen and laundry…We were not talking about ‘whole-house’ mold infestation that might occur under special circumstances such as following the house being flooded.”

The study puts forth two steps of eradicating mold from homes. Firstly, cleaning it off, and secondly making sure that the rooms are dry and ventilated.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urges that household mold should be shed off right away, and water leakages should be fixed to prevent further mold exposure.

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