Introduction:Mold is an organism that is generally harmless, but long term exposure to large amounts of it can cause health problems if left unattended. It’s important to have the mold removed by hiring a mold remediation company. In this article, we discuss the health hazards of mold exposure to children. Although small amounts of mold growth may seem harmless now, it’s a good idea to have it check by mold remediation companies because they are trained to be able to get rid of the mold and provide you with tips on how to properly maintain the home from growing mold again.
Health Effects of Mold:
- Respiratory Problems: The growth of mold has the ability to cause respiratory problems. Mold in your home means your children cough, wheeze, and sneeze more. The problem with this is that some places are full of other allergens that can cause the same symptoms, and mold is often the last thing that is considered as the cause of this problem. It’s important to have all the potential allergens checked to prevent any more severe symptoms from showing up.
- Nervous system symptoms: Long term exposure to mold is also observed to cause confusion, disorientation, prolonged fatigue, and memory loss among other symptoms. It’s important to address these symptoms immediately because they can lead to more serious problems like depression. Having mold may seem harmless at first but should be dealt with as soon as possible.
- Skin Irritation: A variation of mold called black mold releases toxins called mycotoxins. These toxins are easily carried by air and can cause irritation if it has been left alone. Taking the opportunity to have the mold checked means that there are fewer chances of these spores to cause rashes or other irritations.
- Eye Irritation: Exposure to black mold mycotoxins can often cause your eyes to show signs of irritation. This can be manifested as swollen eyes, itchy eyes, and can cause it to tear up. If this is the case, then you might want to have all the rooms in your home checked. Any mold left unattended can cause these symptoms to appear.