On the season premiere of 19 Kids and Counting, which aired last Tuesday, Feb. 17, Jessa Duggar and her new husband, Ben Seewald, moved into a new home — that was covered in mold.
While big sister Jill and hubby Derick Dillard were given a palatial estate, the Seewalds were stuck with a hand-me-down home — which was originally owned by her paternal grandma, who then passed it down to her oldest brother, Josh and his family-of-five.
Jessa joked that her smaller home would be easier to clean — but that’s not the case, considering it’s infested with mold!
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And now a doctor is warning the couple of the serious risks they may face living in a mold-covered home.
Pulmonary specialist Dr. Avi Ishaaya — who has not treated any of the Duggar family — tells ‘Radar Online,’ “Allergic reaction to mold are the most common health effects and may be immediate or develop after a brief period of time with symptoms that can include sneezing, runny nose, headaches, throat irritation, coughing, wheezing, tearing and redness of the eyes, skin irritation and rash, fever, difficulty breathing and even asthma attacks.”
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While the doctor adds that “exposure to high amounts of mold is not healthy for anyone,” it’s especially important the duo take care of the issue before there are more, little lungs joining their brood — something the couple hope happens sooner rather than later!
“We hope to adopt a lot of kids,” the 22-year-old wife recently confessed. “If God blesses us with biological kids of our own, it’s not going to quench our desire to adopt.”