We are all concerned with our own health. But one thing you may worry about even more than your own health is your children’s health.
While we are aware of differences or changes we feel in our health, children are often not as aware of these differences. When children are exposed to mould they may experience some similar symptoms as adults but they are more susceptible to the health risks associated with mould exposure. Children are not as able as adults to fight off the toxins given off by mould. They will often experience more severe symptoms, some of these symptoms are:
• Respiratory problems such as experiencing difficulty in breathing and wheezing
• Eye problems such as itchy eyes, watery eyes, blurred vision, extra sensitivity to light etc.
• Dark urine and pain while urinating
• Coated tongue and poor appetite
• Sore throat and chronic dry cough
• Nasal and sinus congestion, accompanied by headache
• Sensitivity to strong smells
• Rashes and irritation of the skin
• Aches and pain in various parts of the body
• Chronic fatigue and balance problems
• Recurring cold and chills
• Profuse sweating and drooling when sleeping
• Ear infection, accompanied by pain
• Feeling feverish and dizzy
• Numbness in the limbs
• Irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, sharp abdominal pain etc.
• Choking, difficulty in swallowing and coughing up mucus
• Open skin sores and lacerations
• Hypersensitivity when re-exposed to molds
• Memory problems, headache, and other such problems associated with the central nervous system
To read more about the effects black mould has on children’s health, read the article Black Mould Symptoms in Children.