The Connection Between Mold and Asthma
More Scientific Studies Find the Link to Mold as Asthma Triggers &
How it is very Destructive to Your Health in Indoor Environments
Asthma is being triggered by Mold Spores
Tom Monacelli, a Certified Indoor Environmentalist at Advanced Indoor Air Quality Care, Inc. has done hundreds of IAQ investigations to help people from conditions that cause allergies and asthma. “It has been proven that mold in indoor environments can trigger deadly asthmatic attacks,” a recent study reported in the IEC August addition reviews Harvard researchers’ findings that people with certain genes appear to be more likely to suffer asthmatic attacks when there are high levels of mold in their homes. Also, a study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, indicated that children’s asthma risk more than doubled if their was a smell of mold present in the home. The study was based on 1,900 children from Finland and reported a 2 ½ times increased risk of asthma when there was a moldy odor reported in the homes.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed that exposure to mold is a known asthma trigger. Further, The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) states that approx. 60 million Americans suffer from asthma and allergies. Some statistics are as follows:
EACH Day in the US:
- 40,000 people reportedly don’t go to school or work due to asthma
- 30,000 asthma attacks
- 5,000 people go to the ER due to asthma
- 1,000 people are admitted to the hospital due to asthma attacks
- 11 people die from asthma
Mold is the cause of between 1 in 5 Americans who suffers from allergies or asthma. These are alarming numbers. Mold is the trigger for the condition. It is a serious condition that causes a tightening of the airways along with an increase in mucus resulting in difficulty in breathing and in extreme cases, death.
Advanced Indoor Air Quality Care, Inc. is located in Northern NJ and covers the Tri-State area. We conduct IAQ investigations and surveys as well as mold remediation. We also specialize in dry ice blasting for remediation which is written into protocols by Industrial Hygienists commonly today. Tom Monacelli reports he can help prevent this from occurring by testing indoor environments to ensure they are safe for the building occupants and in homes.