A group of scientists at the University of Exeter said that the dampness and mold in the home can pose significant health risks to people with asthma.
Conclusions of scientists are based on the results of 17 studies in eight countries. One of the authors of Richard Sharpe said: "We found compelling evidence of potentially harmful effects, while high levels of some forms, are a danger for people suffering from asthma, significantly worsening their symptoms.The mold may help to trigger the development of asthma, although research in this area is still in its infancy."
Researchers have identified a link between many different types of fungi and breathing problems in patients with bronchial asthma, among them Aspergillus and Penicillium. They also drew attention to other factors that may contribute to risk of asthma, including mites in house dust, Pets and chemicals.