One of the biggest risks to a child’s health is the unseen and unresolved levels of mold hidden in air conditioning units. It can go undetected until its breached the boundaries of the vent and has started spreading throughout your walls. By then, it’s too late, and you have a serious mold problem. Yuck!
What is Mold?
Thriving on the last rung of the food chain, mold thrives on very little and grows rapidly. If you’ve ever forgotten a food container in the back of the fridge, you’ve seen first-hand just how quickly mold can grow.
Now, imagine this in places in your home that you can’t see or easily access. Given the right conditions, mold can (and will!) pop out of thin air almost anywhere. One organism can quickly multiply to trillions in less than a few weeks.
Most families find out they have a mold problem only when it’s too late. The number one cause and circulator of mold is your air conditioner.
How Mold Can Harm Your Child
We know you would never want to purposefully expose your child to a dangerous substance. However, even the most well-intentioned parents may think that if they can’t see the problem or its effects, then it must not be that serious. Unfortunately, it causes serious health problems, especially for young children who are still developing their immune system. Exposure can cause:
- Skin care problems
- Persistent colds and flus
- Bleeding lung disease
- Lasting damage to your child’s immune system
Letting mold perpetuate in your home is just as bad as blowing air through a sewer, straight into your home where your family lives.
What Can You Do?
Your best bet is to remove your air conditioning system and replace it with a stand-alone and portable unit like Briza. Each Briza model uses water to cool your room, while traditional AC units will dry out and recycle your air. Briza adds humidity to keep moisture in your environment without running the risk of mold. Thanks to Briza’s lack of installation or venting, you can sleep easy knowing that you’re not running the risk of a mold breakout in your home.