Asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis in association with home environment - The RHINE study
Presence of dampness and mold at home was consistently associated with offspring’s asthma and atopic dermatitis.
There were dose-response effects of indoor dampness and mold exposure on offspring’s asthma and atopic dermatitis, suggesting stronger health effects of prolonged dampness/mold exposure in homes.
Living in apartments (vs. detached/semi-detached houses), living in newer buildings constructed in 1961-2001 (vs. constructed before 1961) and indoor painting were associated with offspring’s asthma or allergic diseases.
Reducing moisture and mold damage at home can be of benefit for occupants with asthma and allergies.