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Many of you have probably heard that drying your laundry inside the house is not recommended because the evaporation from the laundry negatively affects our health.

Craig Mather (43) from Bolton got a lung infection because he didn’t adhere to the warnings and dried his clothes inside his house. Mold spores which occur due to drying clothes in the room have caused him serious lung problems.

Crag Mather, a father of three children, was diagnosed with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis and started to recover when he was prescribed drugs to fight against fungal infections.

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The doctor warned him that if he didn’t stop drying clothes indoors, his problems would become even worse. So when he stopped drying the clothes indoors for 12 months he noticed a great improvement in his health.

He is not the only one with this experience. According to experts, drying the clothes indoors can lead to serious health issues. When you set the clothing on a radiator, the evaporation increases the humidity level up to 30%, thus creating ideal conditions for mold spores development.

In one bunch of washed laundry there is more than two liters of water which is released throughout your room. Most people’s bodies can fight with the infection or are immune to those infections. But, people who have asthma may face with breathing problems and coughing.

People who have weaker immune system, on the other hand, such as patients with AIDS, patients treated with chemotherapy or patients with autoimmune diseases may suffer from pulmonary aspergillosis caused by fungi.

WHAT IS ASPERGILLOSIS?

Aspergillosis is the name given to a wide variety of diseases caused by infection by fungi of the genus Aspergillus. The majority of cases occur in people with underlying illnesses such as tuberculosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but with otherwise healthy immune systems.

Other, non-invasive manifestations include fungal sinusitis (both allergic in nature and with established fungal balls),otomycosis (ear infection), keratitis (eye infection) and onychomycosis (nail infection). In most instances these are less severe, and curable with effective antifungal treatment.

People with deficient immune systems—such as patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation,chemotherapy for leukemia, or AIDS—are at risk of more disseminated disease. Acute invasive aspergillosis occurs when the immune system fails to prevent Aspergillus spores from entering the bloodstream via the lungs. Without the body mounting an effective immune response, fungal cells are free to disseminate throughout the body and can infect major organs such as the heart and kidneys.

The most frequently identified pathogen is Aspergillus fumigatus—a ubiquitous organism that is capable of living under extensive environmental stress. It is estimated that most humans inhale thousands of Aspergillus spores daily, but they do not impact on most people’s health due to effective immune responses.

Taken together, the major chronic, invasive and allergic forms of aspergillosis account for around 600,000 deaths annually worldwide.

A fungus ball in the lungs may cause no symptoms and may be discovered only with a chest X-ray, or it may cause repeated coughing up of blood, chest pain, and occasionally severe, even fatal, bleeding. A rapidly invasive Aspergillus infection in the lungs often causes cough, fever, chest pain, and difficulty breathing.
Poorly controlled aspergillosis can disseminate through the blood stream to cause widespread organ damage. Symptoms include fever, chills, shock, delirium, seizures and blood clots. The person may develop kidney failure, liver failure (causing jaundice), and breathing difficulties. Death can occur quickly.
Aspergillosis of the ear canal causes itching and occasionally pain. Fluid draining overnight from the ear may leave a stain on the pillow.

Aspergillosis of the sinuses causes a feeling of congestion and sometimes pain or discharge. It can extend beyond the sinuses.

Source: http://www.instanthealthyliving.com/

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Many of you have probably heard that drying your laundry inside the house is not recommended because the evaporation from the laundry negatively affects our health. Craig Mather (43) from Bolton got a lung infection because he didn’t adhere to the warnings and dried his clothes inside his house. Mold...