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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:02 am 
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Hanging wet laundry on a radiator or clothes horse could raise the risk of asthma by increasing the amount of moisture in the air, researchers claim.

A study found that a fresh batch of washing can account for up to a third of the moisture in rooms with poor ventilation or closed windows after it is hung up.

Having more moisture in the air creates ideal breeding conditions for mould spores and dust mites which have been shown to cause asthma, academics said.

Using a tumble drier or opening a window could lower the health risk but would increase energy use, while drying laundry outside whenever possible or near south-facing windows using natural light is another solution.


http://www.todayonline.com/Focus/Health ... isk--Study

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