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Dust mites and asthma

Dust mites may be too small to see with the naked eye, but they make a big impact on the lives of allergy sufferers. In fact, new findings by researchers at the University of Melbourne suggest that dust mite sensitivity in toddlers is strongly linked with the development of asthma in childhood.

"Our study did not show [that] house dust mite[s] caused asthma, but it highlighted a strong correlation between sensitivity and more severe [wheezing] and asthma," explained Dr. Caroline Lodge, head of the study.

The results were significant. Seventy-five percent of the participants who tested positive for dust mite allergies as infants developed asthma by age 12, compared with only 36 percent who did not test positive for dust mites.

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