Household molds tied to increased childhood asthma risk in study

08/5/2011 | Consumer Reports

Researchers followed 176 children from birth and found that those who resided in homes with high levels of mold at age 1 had a 2.6-fold higher asthma risk compared with those whose homes had low levels of mold. The study in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology also associated family history of asthma and dust mite allergy to increased risk for the condition, while in-home air conditioning was linked to a lower risk.

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