How Common Are Mold Allergies?
The last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to assist people with concerns they have about the air quality in their homes. The main concern with the owners has been symptoms that either their kids or they are having. I have had so many of these phone calls in the past few days that I decided to do some of my own research and the numbers are a bit staggering.
- Americans now spend almost 90% of their time indoors. epa.gov
- Approximately 30% of adults in the US have allergies. WebMD.com
- Approximately 40% of children in the US have allergies. WebMD.com
- About 25% of people who have allergies are allergic to mold. healthday.com
- With approximately 330 Million people in the United States today, that means there are almost 100 Million people with allergies and about 25 million of those are allergic to mold.
When considering all of this information, we are able to better see that mold allergies are a realistic problem to overcome in the United States. One of the best places to start is by hiring a certified mold inspector to do an indoor air quality sampling test. Now that windows are closed during the Winter season and we all are breathing more “indoor” air, it would actually be surprising if allergy symptoms didn’t show up, especially if mold is present.
If you or someone you love has been having some allergy symtoms, consider calling Certified Inspectors of America for a certified mold inspection, certified lab results from a qualified lab and a personal consultation before and after the inspection. Call today at (770) 533-3777.