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July 23, 2014

Sleep with the Roaches

A new study was released that links exposure to cockroach dust with the development of asthma. Researchers collected dust from the beds of children in New York homes and found that neighborhoods with more dust had higher rates of asthma. They were also twice as likely to be allergic to the dust.

It has been a topic of interest since asthma rates vary so much in different neighborhoods in New York, anywhere from 3 to 19 percent. To combat a roach problem, it is recommended to wash sheets in hot water, store food carefully and vacuum.

I wonder if they can hear roaches clicking inside the mattress when they try to sleep at night.

Source: The New York Times