Twenty percent of children develop asthma, if they are exposed to mold in infancy. If there is a family history of allergy or asthma, mold can function as a trigger.
Correcting water damage in homes where infants live is a priority. The “mold burden” is a threat to children.
The long term CCAAPS study of more than 700 children in the Greater Cincinnati area used the environmental relative moldiness index (ERMI) and measured mold exposure levels and combined results of 36 different types of mold found in the children’s homes. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a U.S. federal agency provided the funding for this study.
More information can be found here.
* Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study
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