Mold and Health Problems
Both humans and animals can experience a variety of health problems when exposed to excessive amounts of indoor mold growth and moisture. This exposure can cause adverse health effects for occupants in homes and businesses, including you, your family, your co-workers, your tenants, or your pets. In the past ten years or so, many important, researched backed papers and articles have been published that outline many of the various health problems that can results for exposure to indoor water damage, mold growth, and airborne mold spores. Many of the most critically recognized, respected, and mainstream documents can be viewed on our wiki in the mold and health problems section.
You don’t want to risk your good health. If you think that you, a loved one, or others in your life are experiencing health issues related to mold exposure, contact us for professional mold inspection and testing.
Common Symptoms of Mold Exposure
- Congestion, irritation, and other nasal ailments,
- Irritation, itchiness, outbreaks, rashes, and other skin problems,
- Shortness of breath, wheezing, and other respiratory problems,
- Problems with your eyes — burning, watery, itchy,
- Sinus irritations and other upper respiratory tract issues,
- Sore throat,
- Headaches and stuffy head,
- Memory loss and trouble focusing, problems with sense of smell, and mood disorders are sometimes reported in relation to excessive and prolonged mold exposure.
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 — Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality — Dampness and Mould
If you believe your home, office, or other building space is impacted by mold and moisture, please contact us to perform a professional investigation of the indoor environment. Prolonged exposure to excessive amounts of indoor moisture and mold can negatively impact your health.
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