Possible Health Dangers of Mold
Although there are over 100,000 known species of mold, some common household and commercial structure molds found during testing are: Aspergillus Penicillium, Cladosporium (green/black in color and powdery) and Stachybotrys (slimy-feeling and black, it is often called Toxic Black mold). The health problems caused by these molds vary depending on type, but the threat is very real: especially for the very young, the elderly, and those prone to respiratory problems. Unfortunately, some types of mold can even lead to a depressed immune system or cause certain kinds of cancer.
Physical Symptoms of Mold Contamination to Watch For:
- Skin rash and itching
- Eye irritation
- Asthma or aggravation of existing asthma
- Lung infection
- Flu-like symptoms that don’t go away
- Respiratory dysfunction
- Frequent and excessive nose bleeds
- Vomiting and more
- Bladder or urinary tract infections
Effects may range from the very mild to very severe, and some mold-related illnesses even require hospitalization. One way to determine whether or not your symptoms are related to your home or not is to go on vacation and pay attention to whether or not the symptoms go away.
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