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Mold is a colloquial term used for several types of fungi that tend to develop indoors and outdoors in moisture. Not only does moisture and mold damage the house structure, but it also poses several health risks. Here are some of the dangers of mold that you need to be wary of.
Molds are a big production house for allergens and irritants. When you inhale these spores, you could face an allergic reaction with symptoms such as red eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. Those who already suffer from allergies could face more severe symptoms from exposure to mold.
Exposure to mold in poorly ventilated buildings can cause issues in the upper tract of your respiratory system. This leads to excessive coughing and wheezing in people who are otherwise perfectly healthy. You may also face nasal congestion, chest tightness, or throat irritation.
Individuals with weak immune systems are most susceptible to the dangers of mold. Severe cases of mold exposure in people with weakened immune systems and sensitivity to mold can lead to lung infections.
People who are susceptible to developing hypersensitivity pneumonitis could find themselves with an increased chance of developing the condition due to mold. The most likely infection that could occur from severe mold exposure is aspergillosis, also known as farmer’s lung. It is a fungi infection caused by ‘black mold’ and could lead to major health complications such as fever, haemoptysis, chest pain, and difficulty breathing.
Mold spores contain irritants and toxic substances that can trigger asthma attacks. These attacks may also be more severe than typical asthma symptoms.
Other than worsening pre-existing asthma, mold exposure can be a factor that leads to the development of asthma in children. A study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in 2012 reported that 24 percent of children from 289 homes were diagnosed with asthma by the age of seven. This higher risk of asthma development was correlated with higher Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) values indicating a higher prevalence of mold in the household.
Mold is also reported to cause and worsen various skin issues. Exposure to mold spores can cause a skin rash due to allergens, irritants, and toxic substances. Individuals suffering from skin conditions such as eczema may find that their symptoms become worse in mold-prevalent environments.
Now that you know all the dangers of mold, you need to eradicate it before it can cause any more issues. Improving ventilation in your house is a quick and effective way to reduce mold growth in your home. If this does not work, contact our Woodbury mold removal company so we can solve the problem for you once and for all.