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Is Mold Putting Our Children In Danger In Schools

Aug 19, 2008
When we send our children to school every year it is expected that they will come home with all sorts of sicknesses. Children can be susceptible to many contagious viruses and bacteria just from coming in contact with other school children. We usually do not get too upset over these incidents because it really can not be avoided when kids are around other kids all day long five days out of each week.

The most common illnesses that kids get from school are colds and stomach viruses. These are usually short lived and are not that serious. Sometimes more severe illnesses and diseases can rapidly spread through school buildings like the flu, chicken pox, mumps, and throat ailments. Even more severe than these is the possibility of meningitis which has shown up a lot recently.

Then you have the dreaded head lice. Every parent hates the thought of having their child sent home with a case of head lice. It is embarrassing, but really it is nothing to be ashamed of. Children spread them easily from one to the other, but people can get head lice simply from being outdoors and under trees sometimes. They can be difficult to get rid of and might require you cleaning and disinfecting your whole house. It is more of an annoyance than a danger to health.

What we have not really realized before is that when our children develop allergies in school, it could be because of the school building itself. These days many schools are being inspected for mold and it is being found in a lot of them. Since mold has come to the forefront as one of the leading reasons people have indoor allergies, schools are being scrutinized more closely. There has been a rise in the number of visits to the doctor for allergy related illnesses in recent years. It has been discovered that mold in homes and other buildings can be responsible for a large number of these allergies.

Some schools have been forced to close or relocate children to temporary buildings while the school has had the mold remediation done. When it comes to the and safety of our children, we expect all to be done that is possible to eliminate as many threats as we can. While we might not be able to ever eliminate children spreading lice or common colds to one another, we should be able to ensure that the school building itself does not make them ill because it is contaminated with mold.
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