Global Warming May Cause Spike in Asthma, Allergy Symptoms
Released June 6, 2017 - A new study finds that exposure to a widespread outdoor fungus can increase cell damage (oxidative stress) in the airways. This spike weakens the airways’ barrier defense system that, when functioning normally, removes infection- and allergy-causing organisms (mucociliary clearance). The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology
, was chosen as an APSselect
article for June.