25 days for a healthier home: prevent asthma attacks caused by the Christmas tree syndrome

by Alja Isakovic

Setting up a Christmas tree for Gaudete Sunday? Real, live Christmas trees can have mold and pollen on them that are released when the tree is warmed up inside your home, while fake trees often accumulate dust and mold while stored away during the year.

Both types of trees can cause the Christmas tree syndrome, which leaves you sniffling, coughing, and can even trigger an asthma attack. Be sure to give your tree and the decorations that have been sitting in the basement a good wipe with a damp cloth before you make them the centerpiece of your living room.

25 days for a healthier home: beware of the Christmas tree syndrome that can cause asthma attacks

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