Mold and Health Problems
Mold growth and moisture in your home or place of work can be responsible for a large number of health problems. Over the past decade, hundreds of research based documents have been published detailing the various health problems that can be a direct result of indoor mold and moisture. Some of the most reputable and mainstream documents can be downloaded or read on our wiki in the mold and health problems section.
If you believe that you or a family member or friend may be experiencing mold related health problems, be on the safe side — you need to contact a professional. It’s not worth risking your health.
Some Common Symptoms of Mold Exposure
- Sinus and nasal congestion and irritation,
- Respiratory problems, including shortness of breath, difficulty breathing,
- Eye irritation, including burning, watery, and bloodshot eyes,
- Sore throat and sore nasal passages,
- Skin rashes and irritations,
- Nagging cough,
- Problems with memory and concentration, aches and pains in the body, fevers, head aches, and mood swings are sometimes reported as mold related health problems.
Sufficient epidemiological evidence is available from studies conducted in different countries and under different climatic conditions to show that the occupants of damp or mouldy buildings, both houses and public buildings, are at increased risk of respiratory symptoms, respiratory infections and exacerbation of asthma. Some evidence suggests increased risks of allergic rhinitis and asthma. -2009 World Health Organization
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of mold exposure outlined above, it’s possible that you have an indoor mold problem in your home or work.
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