Mold, Damp Can Cause Breathing Trouble

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Mold, Damp Can Cause Breathing Trouble – Report

Tue 25 May, 2004 20:15

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mold and dampness can cause coughing and wheezing, but there is no evidence linking so-called toxic mold to cancer, fatigue or neurological problems, U.S. health specialists said on Tuesday.

People with asthma are the most susceptible to mold but even completely healthy people may develop mild respiratory symptoms if they are exposed, the Institute of Medicine panel found.

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