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Back To School Moisture Damage & Your Child's Health

Uncategorized Feb 02, 2020
 
Its that time of year and children across Australia are returning to school after the long summer holidays.  Did you ever stop to wonder if there's a connection between respiratory disorders and Holidays or Weekends?  What about the potential for your child to react to one of the school buildings, or something in it?  What are those factors?

In this post, I'll be discussing the relationship between school buildings and the home environment and the potential connections these environments have with adverse respiratory health?

Watch the video for the KEY PAPERS you should cite in any dialogue you have with your School or University if you suspect that mould or water damage is connected with poor or worsening health symptoms.

Towards the end of the video I tell you the 4 QUESTIONS you need answers for. Finally, I cite a paper that shows how to easily approach the MEASUREMENT of these problems and how this information can be used to address parent, staff or child fears over exposure.

REFERENCES:

1. School attendance and daily respiratory symptoms in children: influence of moisture damage
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27224645/

2. Respiratory Diseases in University Students Associated with Exposure to Residential Dampness or Mold
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27869727/

3. Onset of respiratory symptoms among Chinese students: associations with dampness and redecoration, PM10, NO2, SO2 and inadequate ventilation in the school.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30907194/

4. Onset and remission of rhinitis among students in relation to the home and school environment—A cohort study from Northern China
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30985976/

5. Does dampness and mold in schools affect health? Results of a meta-analysis.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31310034/

6. Indoor Culturable Fungal Load and Associated Factors among Public Primary School Classrooms in Gondar City, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018: A Cross-sectional Study
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6813266/

 

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