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Kids & Mold: How Mold Can Affect Your Kids

Kids & Mold: How Mold Can Affect Your Kids

There is an evil villain lurking in your basements, creeping about the bathroom sink and hiding out in the air vents! He’ll make your kids sick! He’s MOLDMAN! But fear not! Moldman’s arch nemesis is an organization known as M.A.S.P.! (Mold Abatement Service Professionals)


Different people react to mold exposure in different ways, but children, seniors, and sickness-prone people are usually most vulnerable to the negative effects of mold. The type and severity of the symptoms depend on the types of mold present in the home and the extent of mold exposure, but youngsters whose immune systems have not yet fully developed can be at risk for really serious complications.


How can mold affect children’s health?


The most common symptoms of mold exposure include:

  • Respiratory Problems
  • Shortness of breath;
  • Wheezing;
  • Runny nose;
  • Itchy nose;
  • Nasal congestion;
  • Sore throat;
  • Coughing;
  • Sneezing;
  • Various other flu-like symptoms.


If your child has asthma, inhaling mold spores may trigger more frequent attacks and exacerbate the chronic lung disease. The type and severity of black mold symptoms vary depend on several crucial factors. Mold allergy symptoms vary from sneezing and coughing to headaches and nausea.


Neurological symptoms include:

  • Confusion and disorientation;
  • Shortened attention span;
  • Slowed reflexes;
  • Dizziness;
  • Headaches;
  • Memory loss and memory problems;
  • Anxiety and depression;
  • Trembling or shaking;
  • Numbness.
  • Skin Irritation
  • Eye Irritations:
  • Itchy eyes;
  • Watery eyes;
  • Red or bloodshot eyes;
  • Eye inflammation and soreness;
  • Blurry vision.


Other mold allergy symptoms include: 

  • Chronic fatigue;
  • Weakness and general discomfort;
  • Immunosuppression;
  • Muscle pain, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or other aches;
  • Fever, flu-like symptoms, or recurring colds;
  • Ear infections and/or impaired hearing;
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Hair loss.


A person’s reaction to mold depends on their sensitivity and overall health condition, the amount and the type of mold present in their surroundings, and the length of exposure. However, the longer a child lives in a mold-affected environment the more sensitive to the harmful microorganisms he/she will become. The resultant allergic reactions will also become more and more severe, causing the black mold symptoms to aggravate considerably. So, to prevent serious health problems and reverse the negative effects of mold, you need to take quick and efficient measures at the first signs of mold growth in your home. Be sure to contact Ace Mold Proof as soon as you suspect mold may be present in your home!