We’ve discussed the potential problems caused by mold in the past. Mold allergies and related illnesses are more common than you might think! Even small amounts of mold can cause problems when they are present in your home. But are there greater concerns when children are involved? How can you protect your kids from mold inside your home? Today’s post will tell you what you need to know about kids and mold!
The first potential issue with kids and mold is probably the most apparent. Because children have a smaller body mass than adults, they are more vulnerable to toxicity, including the type that comes from mold. Mold spores have no place in the human body, especially not in a tiny little body that doesn’t have as much room. Children may be the first ones to show symptoms of mold toxicity or mold allergies if mold is taking over your house!
Kids can also be more likely to accidentally interact with mold in their daily life. Children spend much more time than adults crawling on the floor, getting underneath things, and climbing inside cabinets. They’re also more prone to put something in their mouth, or neglect proper handwashing technique. If mold is in your home, all of these things can lead to more vulnerability due to the increased chance of physical contact with the mold itself.
Tips and tricks
So if you know- or even suspect- that mold is in your home, what can you do? How can you help keep your kids safe? A few basic tips:
- Let sunlight in to take advantage of its anti-mold properties
- Make sure to keep an eye on hard-to-reach places (underneath furniture, backs of cabinets, ect)
- Teach your kids to wash their hands well!
- Ensure bedrooms and nurseries are well-ventilated and cleaned often
- Get rid of bath toys or chew toys with small holes that encourage mold
- Clean bath toys and water toys often
- Wash stuffed animals regularly
If you have problems with mold in your home, or suspect you may need a mold remediation, please contact The Flood Medix! Our team of experts will be happy to help keep you and your family safe and healthy.