Navigation Links
Mold exposure during infancy increases asthma risk
Date:8/4/2011

Infants who live in "moldy" homes are three times more likely to develop asthma by age 7an age that children can be accurately diagnosed with the condition.

Study results are published in the August issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

"Early life exposure to mold seems to play a critical role in childhood asthma development," says Tiina Reponen, PhD, lead study author and University of Cincinnati (UC) professor of environmental health. "Genetic factors are also important to consider in asthma risk, since infants whose parents have an allergy or asthma are at the greatest risk of developing asthma."

UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers analyzed seven years of comprehensive data for 176 children to evaluate the effects of mold exposure in early life.

The children were part of the Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study (CCAAPS), a long-term population-based study that included more than 700 children from the Greater Cincinnati area. CCAAPS looked at the effects of environmental particles on childhood respiratory health and allergy development. Participants were identified during infancy as at high risk to develop allergies based on family medical history.

Mold exposure levels were measured using a DNA-based analysis tool developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)the environmental relative moldiness index (ERMI). The tool combines results of the analysis of 36 different types of mold into one index, which describes the mold burden in the homes. This index was used to determine the impact of mold exposure on the respiratory health of study participants.

Eighteen percent of children enrolled in CCAAPS were found to be asthmatic at age 7.

It is estimated that about 9 percent of school-age children in the United States will develop
'/>"/>

Contact: Amanda Harper
amanda.harper@uc.edu
513-558-4657
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. LSUHSC conducts landmark study of mid, long-term health effects of oil exposure
2. Mercury vapor released from broken compact fluorescent light bulbs can exceed safe exposure levels
3. E. coli bacteria more likely to develop resistance after exposure to low levels of antibiotics, reports a study in Microbial Drug Resistance
4. Exposure to BPA has been underestimated, new MU research says
5. New study suggests link between chronic estrogen exposure and high blood pressure
6. CDC assesses potential human exposure to prion diseases
7. Parental exposure to BPA during pregnancy associated with decreased birth weight in offspring
8. Prenatal exposure to certain pesticides may negatively impact cognitive development in children
9. Prenatal pesticide exposure tied to lower IQ in children
10. Air pollution exposure affects chances of developing premenopausal breast cancer
11. OSU chemist developing solution to nerve agent exposure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... in the journal Carcinogenesis by researchers at ... the protein adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) in suppressing colorectal ... the U.S. , Lead author Kristi Neufeld, associate professor ... the Cancer Biology program at the KU Cancer Center, ... to understand the various activities of APC, a protein ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... A team of researchers at Louisiana ... for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and ... can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for ... of doctoral students and research faculty from ... programs collaborated to create filament extruders that ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Carolina State University have developed a novel and versatile ... applications for creating new materials as well as for ... technique allows us to model much larger and more ... quickly," says Nan Li, lead author of a paper ... State,s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. "This is ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer 2Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer 3Louisiana Tech University researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants 2Louisiana Tech University researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants 3Researchers develop models to study polyelectrolytes, including DNA and RNA 2
... Atlantic right whale's future looks grim if the current ... professor of oceanography Douglas Nowacek and a group of ... co-authored a paper titled "North Atlantic Right Whales in ... the journal Science. , In it, Nowacek and his ...
... well-respected researcher who is now a chief of an immunology ... the boat in the past few years for the experts ... Matzinger has developed the "danger model," suggesting that the immune ... of a biological cell's death than with the introduction of ...
... new muscle complete with its own network of blood ... in a living mouse. The accomplishment is a first ... June 19 issue of Nature Biotechnology. , Lead researcher ... along with scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists to mimic nature for newest cancer drugs 2Researchers seek to discover what really happens when a virus enters the body 2Researchers seek to discover what really happens when a virus enters the body 3New complete muscle grown in the lab 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 His Majesty ... Opening , The Court of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King ... attend the Grand Opening of POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels’ Project ... Sept. 3. , The King will take part in ... activity, scheduled for 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. and tour the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 ... Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biotechnology company, on its ... Immune previously traded on OTCQX®, the best marketplace ... OTC Markets Group. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110118/MM31963LOGO ... on the successful execution of its growth strategy ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 Gallus ... contract development and manufacturing organization (CMO) announced today ... Inc., an oncology company focused on the development ... to manufacture the anti-prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) ... candidate. Under the agreement the antibody will ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... often have it that American Indians largely were wiped ... influenza and tuberculosis brought to the New World by ... 20 million people lived in the Americas shortly before ... killed by European diseases., But new research led by ... Johannes Krause of the University of Tubingen in Germany ...
Breaking Biology Technology:His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, to Attend Project LIBERTY opening 2His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, to Attend Project LIBERTY opening 3OTC Markets Group Congratulates Immune Pharmaceuticals on NASDAQ Listing 2Gallus Enters Agreement with Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for Manufacture of Anti-PSMA Monoclonal Antibody 2Gallus Enters Agreement with Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for Manufacture of Anti-PSMA Monoclonal Antibody 3Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory 2Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory 3
... N.J., Jan. 21 Wedgewood Pharmacy has,announced ... (Bevacizumab) to,retinal specialists and ophthalmologists who request ... Avastin,s manufacturer, Genentech,s, decision,( http://www.lucentis.com/lucentis/pdf/announcement.pdf ) to ... of January 1., Avastin is commonly ...
... 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation ... of portions of the recently completed and ... planning for 2008,and employee recognition ceremonies., ... Mr. Zhang, Director and General Manager of ...
... chocolate present risk, OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 21 ... whether from coffee, tea, caffeinated soda or hot,chocolate ... a new study,by the Kaiser Permanente Division of ... symptoms of nausea, vomiting and caffeine,aversion that tended ...
Cached Biology Technology:Wedgewood Pharmacy Will Continue to Provide Avastin(R) to Ophthalmologists and Retinal Specialists 2Wedgewood Pharmacy Will Continue to Provide Avastin(R) to Ophthalmologists and Retinal Specialists 3Kiwa Posts Video of 2007 Annual Management Meetings 2Kiwa Posts Video of 2007 Annual Management Meetings 3Kaiser Permanente Study Shows Newer, Stronger Evidence That Caffeine During Pregnancy Increases Miscarriage Risk 2Kaiser Permanente Study Shows Newer, Stronger Evidence That Caffeine During Pregnancy Increases Miscarriage Risk 3Kaiser Permanente Study Shows Newer, Stronger Evidence That Caffeine During Pregnancy Increases Miscarriage Risk 4
...
... Exiqon's miRCURY LNA technology enables sensitive and ... blotting. miRCURY LNA Detection probes have high ... and sensitive detection of miRNAs. Due to ... LNA probes less than 1/10 the amount ...
... E. coli Biotinylation Kit, Linear Template is designed ... expression kits. (Cat. No. 3 186 148, 3 ... generate linear expression constructs by PCR containing and ... combination of T7 RNA polymerase and prokaryotic cell ...
... (GR) Competitor Assay Kits are ideal for ... The PolarScreen GR Competitor Assay Kits contain ... and one of the following proprietary fluorescent ... GS Red (red assay kit), or GS ...
Biology Products: