Health

What is the health impact of wildfire smoke?

California, home of the freeway and the car-based lifestyle, has long struggled with air pollution—and been a pioneer in cleaning up the air, for example in vehicle emission standards. But in recent years, a new threat ...

Health

Climate change lengthening allergy season

Air levels of pollen and mold spores in the San Francisco Bay Area are elevated for about two more months per year than in past decades, and higher temperatures are to blame, a Stanford Medicine study has found.

Immunology

Q&A: What patients should know about fall and winter allergies

As we transition into colder months, fall and winter allergy sufferers may notice a change in their quality of life. If you're wondering whether or not you or your child have fall or winter allergies, here are some signs ...

Health

Michael's lingering threat: mold

(HealthDay)—In the flooding and devastation left by Hurricane Michael, Americans faced with the clean-up are facing a new health threat: mold.

Health

Florence's lingering threat: mold

(HealthDay)—In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, residents of the Carolinas are facing a new health threat: mold.

Immunology

Mold a long-term problem after flooding and disasters

One of the biggest issues surrounding flooding after natural disasters is mold, a problem that can stay with a structure long after floodwaters have receded. Considering that over 17 percent of homes already have some physical ...

Immunology

Fall mold may trigger asthma attacks

Many people think of allergies and asthma as two completely different diseases. In Kentucky, up to 4 percent of the population has nasal allergies, and 8 percent of the population has asthma. However, allergies are one common ...

Immunology

Three little-known facts about indoor allergies

A yellow dusting of pollen might have you running for cover behind closed windows and doors. Not so fast. An allergist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says indoor allergens cause just as much trouble, and ...

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