Growing families can often mean remodeling. Remodeling, especially in older houses, can also expose children and families to a wide array of chemical residues in dust such as lead, pesticides, as well as to mold and asbestos. And to make it worse, since babies suffer more frequently from respiratory illness, they often breathe through the mouth, which doesnʼt filter out particles in the same way breathing through the nose does, so their exposure and their vulnerability is far greater.
Options: Make sure your contractor keeps dust levels to a minimum which can be done in a variety of ways from screening off project areas to hydrating the air to using HEPA filtration systems and more. If you have a central HVAC system, be sure to have ducts sealed and cleaned after the construction is complete and be sure to change the filters on your HVAC system regularly.