How Mold Effects Your Health?

Mold spores can affect the health of people who are exposed to it. People are mainly exposed to mold by breathing mold spores or mold fragments. People can also be exposed through skin contact with mold contaminants or by swallowing it.

The type and severity of negative health effects that mold can produce are usually difficult to predict because it varies
from person to person.

Common health effects caused by indoor mold are simply allergy symptoms. Exposure responses such as sinus congestion, coughing, breathing difficulties, sore throat, skin irritation, eye irritation and upper respiratory infections.

Occupants such as infants, children, the elderly, individuals with respiratory conditions or sensitivities, people with asthma, immune compromised individuals (for example, people with HIV infection, chemotherapy patients, organ transplant recipients) are more susceptible to mold exposure.

What you can do a about it.

Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to reduce your exposure to mold in your home. Keep materials clean and dry. Keep humidity levels below 50%. Use high quality furnace filters. Use high quality vacuums with HEPA filtration. Use room air purifiers. Address water damage or mold as soon as you find it.