If you have children, then you know that kids frequently get sick and can easily catch to many illnesses. They are also more susceptible to the health effects of mold because of their developing immune systems. Here are some warning signs to look out for and to be mindful of:
Mold has many symptoms and can disguise itself as the flu or common cold. A child reacting to mold will experience sinus problems, congestion, and breathing difficulties. Look for coughing, sneezing, red eyes, and runny noses.
The link between mold and asthma is uncertain, but at least some cases of asthma are caused when children are exposed to too much mold early in life. At the very least, mold will definitely exacerbate the conditions of someone who is already asthmatic.
You should consider hiring outside mold removal when you discover an infected mold area larger than 10 feet. Otherwise, you may clean the mold yourself with a mold removal product but do not use bleach. If you are at all uncertain of the mold growing in your home, call in a professional.
Mold grows everywhere – at home and in schools but keep in mind, that mold affects people differently so key an eye out for spore growth within your home and attentive to your children’s symptoms and overall health.