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What Is Mold

What Is Mold

Molds are ubiquitous in nature, and mold spores are a common component of household and workplace dust. However, when mold spores are present in large quantities, they can present a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems.

Common Types Of Mold

 

Senior woman with asthma inhalerSome molds also produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals. Some studies claim that exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and in some cases death.

 

Sick-at-WorkMolds also produce microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC’s) in commercial and professional settings, exposure to mold has been said to decrease work production by 2-4 %

Common Types Of Mold

 

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What Is Mold

Is Mold Dangerous

Mold is considered to be an extremely small, dangerous element that belongs to the family of fungi. It can thrive on almost any surface especially cellulose-based objects.

They are present almost everywhere. Though they may be harmful at times, molds are considered a big part of the ecological balance in the community; they play a major role in breaking down organic substances in the environment.

 

According to some recent studies, approximately 50 percent of homes are inflicted with unknown moisture dilemmas. And as we all know molds thrive best in moist places. Acute exposure not lasting more than a day may lead to normal allergic reactions.  but chronic exposure in your home may lead to : bronchitis, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, chronic pneumonitis and some studies suggest cancer but no proof has been given.

 

Moldy Corner

And to a large extent, all indoor mold growth is potentially harmful and should be removed promptly, no matter what types of mold are present or whether they can produce toxins.

Mold Prevention
Awareness and sanitation should be observed to prevent the spread of molds in your homes.
Got Mold

Do I Have Mold

You may be asking yourself…

  • Why are my eyes always puffy
  • Why do I have itchy watery eyes
  • Why am I sneezing
  • Why am I coughing
  • What is this skin rash
  • Why the constant headaches
  • Why am I always congested

7 Ways To Detect Mold 

Symptoms may also include: Constant Sinus problems or a feeling of continuous need to clear your throat.

 

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