Schools are filled with bacteria, causing crippling lung function in children
|Schools are filled with bacteria, causing crippling lung function in children||Darrell Miller||12/19/16|
December 19, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Schools are filled with bacteria, causing crippling lung function in children
Sure, when you send your kids to school you worry about a lot of things: Fitting in, bullying, learning but never did you think that you would have to worry about bacteria from mice and other rodents. Researchers have shown that bacteria in school has caused an increase in asthma in school age kids. This is increasing at such an alarming rate that it finally caught the attention of health officials even though the effects have been happening for years.
- Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have jointly concluded that a major contributing factor to asthma in school-age children could be exposure to bacteria and allergens from rodents like mice.
- Based on the analysis, no other airborne allergen was as problematic as the mouse dust, which the researchers identified as causing the worst asthma outcomes in children.
- Indoor irritants can function as acute triggers of asthma symptoms, resulting in sufferers having to use more medication to treat it than they otherwise would if indoor environments were kept cleaner.
"Some 284 children from 37 inner-city public schools located throughout the Northeastern United States were evaluated as part of the research."