Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study Says

Author Name: 
Robert Preidt
Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017

 

Climate change may increase people's exposure to an outdoor fungus that can damage airway cells, leading to a rise in asthma and allergy symptoms, a new study contends.

The widespread fungus, called Alternaria alternata, produces spores in the dry, warm weather of late summer and early fall. In some people, exposure to the spores can trigger allergy symptoms and asthma.

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