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Can a plant cause an asthma attack?

Plants themselves may be of little consequence to people who have asthma. But if you're allergic to mold, they could be pretty problematic. That's because the soil in potted plants can be a breeding ground for mold. And breathing in mold spores can cause asthma attacks. If your favorite plants have become asthma triggers, stick to outdoor plants, or spread gravel over the dirt of indoor potted plants to help contain the mold. And ferret out and eliminate other potential sources of mold in your home.

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