The unforgiving outdoors can be a rough environment for molds, and many species barely survive the elements. Because mold has to combat so much outdoors, it becomes a tiny powerhouse when it gets a chance to grow indoors, sending spores everywhere it can. Unfortunately, all these spores make a house “sick,” and they will do the same for humans living in a moldy environment. ServiceMaster Absolute offers complete mold remediation services in San Diego, CA to doctor your house back to health.
Most people are affected adversely by moldy environments, but children can be especially at risk. Their developing brains and immune systems have a much harder time fighting mold than an adult body.
Mold can affect many parts of a child’s developing body. For example, a study done through the National Center for Biotechnology Information discovered that mold toxins may cause chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), which could plague children for life. Because their bodies are still developing, children are less likely to recover from mycotoxins present after mold exposure.
An article on PersonalConsult.com, a site that publishes medical studies and research, states that mold toxins may also be linked to neurotoxicity in children’s brains.This phenomenon is referred to as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and affects children’s behavior and performance in school.
More commonly known symptoms of mold exposure such as chronic coughs, itchy eyes, trouble breathing, fever and fatigue, can have intensely negative effects on teens and children, and especially babies. Because babies are so undeveloped, continued exposure to mold can affect them for the rest of their lives. A mold presence at such a young age can cause permanent asthma and chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which has symptoms similar to pneumonia but can’t be cured with antibiotics. To learn more about mold’s effect on babies, please read this article.
Mold can be extremely dangerous for children. Keep your home from getting “sick” with mold growth and contact ServiceMaster Absolute for mold remediation in San Diego, CA.