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Mold can be an especially serious threat to young children. A mold remediation provider offers recommendations on how to curb this hazard.
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) February 09, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration and mold remediation services is offering tips to parents on how to keep children healthy in the wake of severe water damage problems, especially those that result in mold growth. Childrens’ immune systems are not fully developed and as a result they may be at greater risk for mold related health problems if exposed to mold.
As a rule, children are more susceptible to health problems, spending time crawling on the floor, and younger children testing out new objects by placing them in their mouths. This is the most common method by which germs are picked up.
Mold appears rapidly following any sort of flooding or water damage, and the health hazards posed by mold are numerous, from mild allergic reactions such as sneezing, watery eyes, and skin rashes, to more serious problems such as neurological and respiratory issues. Children are especially at risk due to their underdeveloped immune systems, and those with conditions such as asthma are especially at risk.
The following steps should be taken to prevent mold in the aftermath of a flood or incident involving water damage:
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