Mold is not just an ugly sight that can ruin clothing or furniture; it
is a health hazard that can seriously contaminate the air you breathe.
Mold produces microscopic cells called "spores" that can be
spread through air, water, or even on the bodies of insects.
Mold Related Symptoms
- Causes allergic reactions
- Triggers asthma attacks
- Increases susceptibility to colds and flu
- Causes sinus infections
Some people are more sensitive to mold than others. There does not have
to be an extensive amount of mold in an area to affect certain people.
- Immune-compromised patients
- Pregnant women
- People who have respiratory problems
- People with allergies or asthma
- The elderly
Toxic Mold such as Stachybotrys and Memnoniella
can cause serious and sometimes fatal health conditions. Remember that
all molds can be harmful to your health, especially in your home and especially
to people with allergies.
- You may develop a skin rash.
- Flu like symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, fever, headaches, abdominal
pain and diarrhea may occur.
- Can induce serious respiratory problems.
- Causes eye irritation.
- May cause wheezing or shortness or breath.
People with chronic illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease,
may develop mold infections in their lungs.
Toxic Mold Exposure
Symptoms of black mold
or toxic mold
exposure may not seem life threatening at the onset. Over time more serious
illnesses may develop.
- Nasal Congestion
- Irritation of the eyes
- Inflammation of the sinuses
- Irritation of the skin
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
More serious symptoms
- Inflammation of the ear
- Bleeding Lungs
- Nose Bleeds
- Memory Loss
- Arthralgia ( Pain in the joints without swelling )
The symptoms of toxic mold are not something you should ignore. As long as you are being exposed to mold, your symptoms will only continue to get worse. Have your home tested and discuss the results with your doctor so you can get the right treatment.