News tagged with asthma

House-sharing with microbes

Household dust contains up to 1000 different species of microbes, with tens of millions of individual bacterial cells in each gram. And these are just the ones that can be grown in the lab!

dateSep 09, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Why does eczema often lead to asthma?

Many young children who get a severe skin rash develop asthma months or years later. Doctors call the progression from eczema, or atopic dermatitis, to breathing problems the atopic march. In this week's issue of PLoS Biology, ...

dateMay 19, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Indoor plants can reduce formaldehyde levels

The toxic gas formaldehyde is contained in building materials including carpeting, curtains, plywood, and adhesives. As it is emitted from these sources, it deteriorates the air quality, which can lead to "multiple chemical ...

dateFeb 17, 2009 in Environment
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