Study From Finland Links Child Asthma to Mold and Dampness in Buildings
During the 1990s, there was a rapid increase in cases of onset asthma among children in Finland. During the same period, there was also an increase in water damage to buildings. A study by the Environmental Health section of the National Public Health Institute found that approximately one in ten and perhaps as many as one in five cases of the onset asthma were directly linked to mold and water intrusion in buildings.
US researchers also link mold to asthma
A study conducted by the University of Cincinnati and co-authored by Dr. David Bernstein followed 180 children for seven years. The researchers found that children living in homes with mold were three times more likely to develop asthma before the age of seven.
Infants and young children are especially vulnerable to respiratory illnesses brought on by mold exposure. Parents and those expecting children should contact a certified NJ mold removal company right away if they suspect they may have a mold problem.
How mold affects people
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that mold affects people differently. Some may have symptoms like a runny nose, eye irritation, and/or itching skin. People with serious mold allergies will experience wheezing and perhaps difficulty breathing. Anyone with a compromised immune system or existing lung illnesses are at greater risk of serious illnesses and lung infections.
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