If a child is suffering from allergy symptoms, there is a very good possibility that mold in the home is one of the triggers.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 21, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is warning parents that their children may be at greater risk from the dangers posed by residential mold growth. While mold may be a health hazard to all family members, children are more susceptible due to the fact that their immune systems are not fully developed.
If a child is suffering from allergy symptoms, there is a very good possibility that mold in the home is one of the triggers. These allergic symptoms may range from mild to severe, and are the result of mold spores being touched and / or inhaled.
Mold develops and grows in any area that is damp, with many types of mold growing on wet surfaces. Others may grow on food and fabrics. There are several species of mold, and while not all of them are toxic, those that are will trigger reactions in anyone who comes into contact with them.
Children and exposure to mold should be taken quite seriously, as mold related allergies may develop into something more serious over time. It is important that the mold be removed from the child’s environment and the area properly treated to prevent it from returning.
Mold allergies in children may include milder symptoms such as dark circles under the eyes, fatigue, stuffy sinuses, runny noses, and irritability. If the problem is allowed to progress, they may experience hives, anaphylactic shock, and in some rare cases, even death. The most severe reactions almost always require medical attention, while mild cases may be treated with a daily antihistamine prescribed by the family doctor.
Mold must not only be removed from the home, but the environment treated in order to prevent future infestations. Commercial mold remediation services are available that are equipped to kill the mold, and then work on improving ventilation and reducing moisture and humidity levels in the area where the mold was found. By making the environment hostile to mold growth, it becomes possible to ward off any recurrence of the problem.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the lead mold removal and remediation companies in the US, with service providers in 30 states and more being added every month. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.