Scientists have known for a long time that individuals with asthma, and other respiratory illnesses, were more likely to be sensitive to mold exposure.  However this study is the first to link an early exposure to mold to the development of asthma in children.

“This study should motivate expectant parents — especially if they have a family history of allergy or asthma — to correct water damage and reduce the mold burden in their homes to protect the respiratory health of their children,” Reponen said in a press release.

Read the entire article posted on the Pediatric SuperSite here:

Asthma Linked to Mold Exposure – Attention Expectant Parents