Mold Removal Services in Edina
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Generally, normal levels of mold in any environment do not pose any substantial risk to our health, however, some forms of mold can be more dangerous than others.</p
One of the most notable and infamous types of mold is known as “black mold”. And while there is no “true” black mold – as many different molds can be black – this is a common name referring to the Stachybotrys chartarum (S. charatrum) mold.
Health Issues Associated With Indoor Mold Growth
Some people will be more sensitive to mold spores, specifically those with asthma and allergies. But in large quantities, mold spores can pose risks to anyone. Black mold is believed to release substances that are known as mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are toxic substances that are produced from fungus, and they can have the following health risks:
- mood changes
- body aches
- loss of memory
- frequent nosebleeds
For those who suffer from allergies or asthma, they may have respiratory problems and other allergic irritations. Some common symptoms are:
- stuffy or runny nose
- dry cough
- skin rash
- itchy eyes
- wheezing and shortness of breath
People with preexisting lung conditions may also have complications with exposure to black mold.
If you suffer from these symptoms frequently and are unaware of possible mold growth in your home, it can be difficult identifying whether the mold is the culprit behind your symptoms. There is no proven method for uncovering whether or not you have been exposed to mold at some point in your life. However, you can find out to see if you have allergies or antibodies against certain strains of mold.
Blood tests are used to identify the number of antibodies in your blood. This could help find your immune system’s reactivity to a specific type of mold. You can also get tested for allergies by getting a skin prick test. With this test, a doctor will apply a small amount of mold to your skin with a small needle. If you break out in a rash or hives, it will be indicative of an allergic reaction.