What have we done to our children? Mold and thier health.
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 | Categories: Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
Mold and Children
Mold can have disastrous impact on the most vulnerable among us. Studies are indicating that long term exposure to even moderate levels of mold in doors can have a life time impact on us.
Children are especially prone to the impact of mold and mycotoxin exposure. When we think about the world of a child where do they spend most of their time exploring the world? On the floor, right? Their exposure to dusts, dander, bacteria’s and mold is high in this area.
Children take nearly four times the per minute breaths than the average adult. Look at the chart below: (1)
- Newborns: Average 44 breaths per minute
- Infants: 20–40 breaths per minute
- Preschool children: 20–30 breaths per minute
- Older children: 16–25 breaths per minute
- Adults: 12–20 breaths per minute
- Adults during strenuous exercise 35–45 breaths per minute
On the floor they are hyper exposed to chemical compounds in the forms of paint, varnishes, cleaning products, dust mites, pesticides and a multitude of other pollutants that adults would rarely come into a “touch” contact with on a daily basis.
Is the quality of air and surfaces in your home, daycare or schools impacting the health of your child?
Take this quiz: If you answer to two or more questions is ample reason to investigate cause and environments where you children live.
Is This Your Child?
- Dark circles under the eyes.
- Frequent nose bleeds?
- Consistent or cyclical (twice a month to constant) “allergic” type reactions.
- Do they get well when they are away from home for a few hours?
- Regularly return home from school or day care sick or complaining of a head ache?
- Diagnosis as slow learner or behavioral problem.
- Strong craving for certain scents odors?
Watch this Video (http://www.normi.org/ce/DVD-Files/mold-effects1.html )
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