“Respirology” published a study on February 12, 2014 stating that Indoor Air Pollution, specifically mold and tobacco smoke is associated to asthma and respiratory problems.
5,729 middle-aged adults were questioned. The researches identified strong correlations for mold inside the home with asthma symptoms like wheezing and chest tightness. The increase of these symptoms correlated with more rooms affected by mold.
Very strong correlations existed between a home with tobacco smoke and cases of doctor diagnosed asthma. Interestingly, there was a negative correlation for reverse cycle air conditioning with doctor-diagnosed asthma.
What’s the bottom line? Reducing exposure of mold and tobacco in the home reduces asthma symptoms. Is it worth having your home tested by an air quality testing professional?