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How do molds causes allergies?

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Mold is a fungus with a big job in the natural world: It breaks down dead plant matter. It spreads through tiny spores that can cause an allergic reaction, but only a few types bring on allergies.

From: Mold Allergy WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Mold Allergy."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Mold Allergy."

Derek K. Johnson, MD, allergist in Fairfax, Va.; medical advisor, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 17, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Mold Allergy."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Mold Allergy."

Derek K. Johnson, MD, allergist in Fairfax, Va.; medical advisor, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 17, 2018

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