ACAAI Warns Flood Victims of Mold Allergies

ACAAI Warns Flood Victims of Mold Allergies
September 30, 2011
ACAAI Warns Flood Victims of Mold Allergies

Recently, several states have been underwater because of heavy rain and snowmelt. After the water has receded, the problem is just beginning in many cases due to mold.  With mold allergies on the way, the problems the rise of water has brought might actually have been raised. And so, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology warns flood victims to be more precautious.

Given the fact that moisture provides mold a favorable environment to grow, houses that have been flooded are likely to be mold infested. And of course, with mold infestation come health risks most often mold allergies.

Apart from the big role moisture plays in mold growth, fungi can also grow on almost anything. And basically, that exempts no one from being a mold victim whether of allergy or destruction of possessions.

In case of a flood, mold is most likely to grow on walls, doors, floors,s, and carpets. When doing mold remediation, you must therefore check these areas and items first. And when implementing the process, it is important that you protect yourself to avoid allergies. Additionally, you must use a green mold removal product to keep the process safe.

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Flood waters caused by unusually heavy rain and snow melts are causing devastation through many states this spring. In addition to higher than normal pollen counts, people living in flooded areas need to take extra precautions if they have allergies or asthma. That warning comes from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI).

Homeowners who are concerned with salvaging damaged belongings may not realize the air quality in a flooded home can make them sick. Whether flooding was caused by rising rivers or overflowing irrigation, moisture and high humidity left behind when flood waters recede can provide the perfect growing environment for molds.

Moisture enables mold to grow. With a flood or not, you must therefore be cautious of moisture. If you can prevent it, do so to avoid mold infestation.

However, in case the infestation has already started, implement mold remediation quickly. It will keep the situation from getting worse and it will protect you and anyone else within the vicinity from further mold health risks.

To ensure that the mold removal process is effective, use a mold remediation product that is proven effective. Additionally, see to it that it is free of chemical ingredients to keep air quality completely safe