EPA: Research Shows the Role of Mold in Causing or Exacerbating Asthma

The number of Americans diagnosed with asthma, particularly children, has reached epidemic proportions. To improve understanding of the human health implications of asthma, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development has developed a targeted asthma research program. One area of asthma research involves the potential role that mold plays in the development or exacerbation of asthma. Recently, there has been much media attention devoted to Stachybotrys chartarum, a type of black mold or fungus that has been associated with a range of health problems including asthma.

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