Comments on: Why Is My Child Sick? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/why-is-my-child-sick/ The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Wishful Thinker http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/why-is-my-child-sick/#comment-20627 Mon, 25 Oct 2010 17:12:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4748#comment-20627 While it would be nice and convenient if there were a vaccine to protect us and our children from every possible source of infection, It’s not likely to happen quickly enough for the children who are being afflicted now. Also, as Jeff notes, new, high tech solutions can come with unanticipated negative side effects.
Therefore, people need to devote more energy to the low tech solutions, such as better ventilation of our homes, preventing or fixing leaks, and simply killing the molds with bleach or other, safer, agents.
Also, in this era of aerosol cans and squirt bottles, let’s not forget elbow grease.

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By: terminsbrokers http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/why-is-my-child-sick/#comment-20626 Mon, 25 Oct 2010 04:26:28 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4748#comment-20626 I had asthma as a child and can certainly relate to the story. Nothing scarier than an asthma attack!

Virginia Life Insurance

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By: Barbara Rubin http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/why-is-my-child-sick/#comment-20625 Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:14:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4748#comment-20625 Those are actually damaging in many cases of extrinsic asthma, opening the bronchi to material that the tissue is rejecting for it’s irritant status. With larger amounts of the irritants now able to enter the lungs, you wind up with inflammation and infection leading to antibiotic and steroid treatments allowing the cycle to repeat often. Many children are suffering from chronic illnesses because their environments need treatment, not their immune systems! Indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air in many cases and that should be in our control. EPA statistics indicate that in 2006, nearly ten million children had been diagnosed with asthma. It is the largest cause of missed school days and a quarter of lost work days in adults (some 38 million Americans in total have been diagnosed). This is an environmental tragedy and we have to do a better job of cleaning it up through conscious choices of products bought and used in our schools and businesses. Full disclosure of ingredients is lacking in the US which keeps us from this goal.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/why-is-my-child-sick/#comment-20624 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 23:01:33 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4748#comment-20624 This shows how interdependent people are with the environment around them and how some human activities can have the unintended conequence of harming the environment and public health. Mold in homes and apartments especially older ones seems to be a big problem along with diesel particulates in the exhaust coming from major roads and freeways. We need engines that are alot less polluting and programs put in place by realters associations, homeowner associations, and apartment and condo management associations to attack head on the problem of mold in homes and apartments. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Consumer Reviews http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/why-is-my-child-sick/#comment-20623 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 22:29:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4748#comment-20623 Sorry to hear of your mold experience. I had a similar experience when growing up. Later in life, my parents found a very small water leak and a ton of mold, behind one of the walls in my childhood bedroom. What a mess! Whenever considering a home, always have it checked for mold.
Have a great (and mold free) day!

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By: Jesús Torres Navarro http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/why-is-my-child-sick/#comment-20622 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 06:02:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4748#comment-20622 Muchas gracias por compartir esta interesante historia, lamanto mucho lo de la pequeña, pero veo en este gesto la generocidad, pues es algo que todos debemos saber, para evitar que las niñas y los niños, como Usted dice tengan que pasar por este penoso aprendizaje; es un llamado a tiempo para prevenir
Gracias de nuevo y felicidades por su solidaridad

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By: Jeff http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/why-is-my-child-sick/#comment-20621 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 00:59:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4748#comment-20621 That would be a better business for funding – making a vaccine as opposed to trying to clean up the place – the apartment, house, air or water. The shot would be a lot easier – if it only worked.

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By: Jeff http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/why-is-my-child-sick/#comment-20620 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 00:57:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4748#comment-20620 It is obvious that we need a mold vaccine. Or an asthma vaccine. But we should be careful in case some things from the atmosphere that is causing her problem – mercury or fluoride – are not also in the vaccine or we could have a bad sensitization reaction on our hands.

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By: Barbara Rubin http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/why-is-my-child-sick/#comment-20619 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 00:21:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4748#comment-20619 Hi,

So glad you were able to help your daughter early in her illness. What physicians won’t tell you is that asthma is a symptom, not a diagnosis! Usually, it represents an environment that is ‘ill’ or high in particulates stemming not just from allergenic sources but from chemicals such as fuels, cleaning solvents, pesticides, construction materials and new furnishings etc. Molds also carry fungi which emit gasses (mycotoxins) that act as chemicals in the system.

I was disabled by pesticides applied in my own school program without my knowledge or permission. Pesticide regulations are inadequate and not enforced as I’ve discovered over a decade of study and actually measuring indoor air for residues where none belonged.

Thank you for sharing your story and urge your child’s school to offer you complete disclosure of what is used there by staff and contracted services for that building such as pest control. Feel free to consult these items in my blog or write with questions.

Barb Rubin

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/why-is-my-child-sick/#comment-20618 Sat, 23 Oct 2010 18:44:26 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4748#comment-20618 Interactive.
Like universes, human too. Electromagnetic wave makes all the things in the planets interdependence, as your child to connect with her environmental. We have not empty space as our error hypothesizes. All the times interconnected. Something wrong in these planets, and your child, silently, protestive and protective the environmental. It seems your child would be a great women, because you brave against the establishment. Your child like you, bravely….. Bravo !!!!

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