Christmas tree mould can cause asthma, allergies and other breathing issues. Experts give ways to address the problem. Photo: Shutterstock Christmas tree mould can cause asthma, allergies and other breathing issues. Experts give ways to address the problem. Photo: Shutterstock
Christmas tree mould can cause asthma, allergies and other breathing issues. Experts give ways to address the problem. Photo: Shutterstock

Christmas tree mould and asthma – how to avoid your decorations triggering allergies, breathing problems

  • Bringing a live Christmas tree into a warm, humid home can trigger mould spores to grow, and cause congestion, stuffiness, a runny nose, watery eyes or a cough
  • Dust on an artificial tree can have the same effect. To counter the risk, wash your tree before bringing it into your home, and take it down after a week

Topic |   Wellness
Christmas tree mould can cause asthma, allergies and other breathing issues. Experts give ways to address the problem. Photo: Shutterstock Christmas tree mould can cause asthma, allergies and other breathing issues. Experts give ways to address the problem. Photo: Shutterstock
Christmas tree mould can cause asthma, allergies and other breathing issues. Experts give ways to address the problem. Photo: Shutterstock
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