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Got Mold?

January 16, 2013 0 Comments
Lingering summer cold

The research is clear. Mold and indoor contaminants can cause serious health problems, like asthma and allergies.

The winter months are notorious for colds and flu, but it is also a time to pay attention to your indoor air quality and links to allergies.  According to a recent alert by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, occupants within damp office buildings, schools and other nonindustrial buildings may develop respiratory symptoms and disease.  When schools or homes develop moisture problems from roof, window or pipe leaks, flooding or high humidity, mold growth goes rampant.

Exposure to mold and other bacteria has been associated with asthma, bronchitis and even pneumonia, especially for the little ones. A study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology suggests that exposure to mold during infancy is linked to the development of chronic inflammation of the lung airways, which causes wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. This is the first study to suggest mold exposure in children under the age of one seems to play a critical role in a child developing asthma. And, the risk went up even more if one of the parents had asthma.

If you find signs of mold, like discoloration on walls or flooring, contact mold remediation specialist, AdvantaClean today! They will perform a customized mold inspection and mold cleanup process to properly remove and treat the contaminated areas.

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