Friday, September 09, 2005

Ever wonder why dust seems to trigger asthma?

The National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS) at the University of Iowa seems to have found out. After conducting a nationwide survey that has recently been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, research has concluded that household dust contains bacteria that generate chemicals that can cause asthma symptoms and attacks. The research concluded that houses with higher concentration of these endotoxins had more respiratory difficulties, and homes with these endotoxins in the bedroom floors and bedding had significantly higher cases of asthma.

Matthew Stone
Public Relations

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