Allergies: Mugwort pollen as main source of airborne endotoxins

Allergies: Mugwort pollen as main source of airborne endotoxins

Different airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. How they become airborne has not been fully explained up to now. A team has now shown that pollen from the mugwort plant is the main vector for bacteria and that this combination renders the pollen more aggressive. This is not the case in certain Alpine regions.

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