Mold Causes Asthma in Children

mold-testing01Recent studies by the Institute of Medicine have found that children who are exposed to elevated mold conditions in their homes have a statistically higher rate of Asthma as adults.    This new information should be a concern for every parent, which is why we recommend mold testing for home buyers before committing to a home purchase.   Contact PRIME Engineering & Environmental Building Services – our website is   http://www.engineeringenvironmental.com/index.html

The Institute of Medicine has found sufficient evidence of an association between the presence of mold or other agents in damp indoor environments and the following health outcomes: upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, wheeze, asthma symptoms in sensitized persons. It found limited or suggestive evidence of an association between the presence of agents in damp indoor environments and lower respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children.”

The Institute of Medicine is a private, nonprofit institution that provides health policy advice under a congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences. The full report, which was requested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can be read online at HTTP://BOOKS.NAP.EDU/CATALOG/11011.HTML

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