How Mold Impacts Your Health


There are over 1,000 species of mold and each type of mold can have a range of reactions within different people. Allergic reactions to mold can be immediate or delayed. Studies show children who are exposed to mold in their first two years have a higher chance of developing asthma and/or worse health problems.

 

Symptoms of Exposure

Most Common Mold Exposure symptoms:

  • Watery Eyes
  • Itching skin
  • Redness & skin irritation
  • Headache
  • Sneezing

Advanced Mold Exposure Symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Coughing up blood
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Neurological & nervous disorders
  • Swollen glands in the neck area or under armpit
  • Ear pain and infections
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Pain in the joints and muscles

Late Mold Exposure Symptoms:

  • Cancer
  • Blindness
  • Memory loss
  • Brain damage
  • Death

 

Who Can Be Affected

Who is most at risk: 

  • Infants
  • Children\Pregnant Women
  • Elderly

People with: 

  • Allergies
  • Respiratory disease
  • Weakened Immune Systems
  • Cancer Patients
  • Asthma
  • Cardiovascular Disease

 

Creating a healthier indoor home air environment is important for anyone, but especially for those affected by asthma. Air Quality Assessors can help you with an Indoor Air Quality Assessment, Allergen Testing and other inspections of your home. This investment will yield a wonderful dividend—fewer asthma flare-ups and, hopefully, a decreased need for asthma medications.