“More than 6 million children in the U.S have asthma and children’s asthma risk more than doubles if their homes smell of mold, as much as 2.5 times.”
Sometimes it can be easy to ignore my body when it starts displaying symptoms of illness. I tend to push onward in the hopes that it will just go away, or that I will feel better on my own. But, when my children appear to be getting sick, or seem negatively affected by something in our home environment, I am all over it. It’s funny how when it involves my children, I am a lioness protecting my cubs.
This latest article on the Sinusitis Wellness blog touches on the importance of guarding our home environments from moisture intrusion and mold for all family members who live there.
Just reading that quote at the start of this post should alert you as to how important it is to not ignore “little” leaks, or water in the basement. These seemingly minor problems or inconveniences could lead your child(ren) to a lifetime of asthma treatment and allergy-related health issues.
This is an important read with some helpful tips and links to the MicroBalance products that I love and use in our home. I hope you will take the time to click on the article.
Do you or any of your family members have asthma? Have you lived in an environment that smelled musty? Do you consider your allergies mold-related? I would love to hear from you.