14, 2015 – – Natural and man-produced disasters can put children’s health and advancement at risk for a long time to come, a new report from a leading group of pediatricians suggests. ‘Disasters contact the lives of an incredible number of children every year, and children are vulnerable to the effects of these events especially,’ said Dr. David Schonfeld, lead author of the survey from the American Academy of Pediatrics . ‘As pediatricians, we are within an excellent placement to detect and address a breadth of complications following a disaster, as well as to counsel communities and households on how best to be prepared for an emergency situation,’ he said in an academy news release. Schonfeld is certainly director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at the University of Southern California School of Social Work.Monocytogenes, had preventive effects on airway hyperresponsiveness and swelling in a murine model of asthma.24 The analysis of microbial diversity and its relation to asthma in GABRIELA brought two fungal genera into focus: eurotium and penicillium. At first glance, these findings may problem earlier observations suggesting that molds may account for the increased threat of asthma ascribed to dampness.25 However, molds have become heterogeneous, and different species or genera within large taxa, such as penicillium species, may exert diverse effects. Eurotium species will be the sexual form of certain aspergillus species. The identification of penicillium and eurotium as protective factors against asthma is backed by previously published data from the PARSIFAL study in which exposure to extracellular polysaccharides, a generic marker for contact with penicillium and aspergillus species, was inversely related to the risk of childhood asthma.15 The assessment of bacterial diversity in GABRIELA was based mainly on Gram’s staining and morphologic assessment.