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Drying Laundry Inside the House Linked to Increased Asthma Risk

by Kathy Jones on November 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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 Drying Laundry Inside the House Linked to Increased Asthma Risk

A new study by Scottish researchers has found that drying laundry inside the house could increase the risk of asthma among those who are prone to the disease.

The study was conducted by researchers at Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit in Glasgow who observed 100 homes of which 87 homes dried their laundry indoors during colder weather.

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The researchers found that nearly 75 percent of the homes had high moisture levels inside which encourage dust mite growth.

"Going into people's homes, we found they were drying washing in their living rooms, in their bedrooms. Some were literally decorating the house with it, but from just one load of washing two litres of water will be emitted", researcher Rosalie Menon said, adding that people should build dedicated drying areas in their homes.

Source: Medindia
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