According to an article published in JAMA Pediatrics, a study of allergens in schools and how these allergens may be affecting the health of students with asthma is the first of its kind to be put forth in the U.S.
With an estimated 6 million children in the U.S. suffering from asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the study was conducted to determine what types of allergens, such as pet dander, dust mites, and mice, could be triggering asthma symptoms or full-blown asthma attacks.
The study indicated that children spend a good portion of their time in school, which is where the environment was shown to play a part in their asthma problems. In each of the schools in the study, mouse allergens were consistently found in the air.
While mice are considered potential allergen providers, the study, which took place in northeastern cities at 37 inner-city schools, does not prove that mice are the main culprits. Since asthma can be triggered by more than one type of allergy, it’s difficult to point to mice as the one that is affecting the quality of air in schools.
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