Warm, healthy home vital for asthma sufferers

Published date11 August 2022
Publication titleSouthland Express
It is of particular importance for people who live with asthma and allergies

In New Zealand, about 70%-80% of asthma is associated with allergies, and mould is one of the leading triggers.

Epidemiological studies also suggest that ongoing exposure to damp, mouldy buildings can worsen asthma symptoms in adults and children, increasing the risk of an asthma flare-up.

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ head of education and research Teresa Demetriou says many homes in New Zealand are cold and damp, which creates the perfect...

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