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Live Christmas Trees Under Attack as Mold Source

(WebMD) Live Christmas trees may bring more than the fresh pine scent of the holiday season into homes, according to a new study.The study, which was presented at The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting in Dallas, examined the relationship between mold growth on live Christmas trees and poor indoor [...]

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This is actually one of the reasons why we can't have a live tree in our home. The mold in/on the tree triggers horrible asthma attacks in two of my sisters.
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I didn't think it would be a mold source. But it's obvious that live Christmas trees are fire hazards if we don't water them!
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star we cannot have a real tree in our home

but it is not because of mold. My daughter is allergic to trees and grass and would become quite ill if we had one.
So we invested in the best artificial tree we could find. Other than the smell (it has none) you cannot tell without touching it that it is not real.
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