What Causes Asthma & Allergies?
Individuals frequently have a family history of asthma, eczema and hay fever. Investigations have shown that exposure to substances, particles and gases in the environment can increase the risk of developing this condition. Continuous contact with cigarette smoke (especially a baby or young child), pollution from bushfires, traffic, industrial factories may cause an increased risk to asthma or allergies.
However one of the most common influences of asthma and allergies is poor ventilation. A number of health issues arise from poor ventilation within any residential or commercial property. This lack of good air quality causes mould and dampness to appear around the house, and quite often in places unseen, this mould can then impact your health resulting in significant breathing and allergy problems.
Mould is a common organism, which grows in warm, humid and damp environments that give off spores. Inhaling fragments of mould or even spores can expand the airways in your throat, resulting in nasal congestion, wheezing, chest tightness and throat irritation. By neglecting mould and dampness in your home there is a possibility your lung function may deteriorate and therefore cause significant chronic health issues such as asthma.