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Mold Facts

Facts About Mold

Mold has certainly made its way into people’s homes as well as the headlines recently. Many people still don’t fully understand the health hazards of fungal exposure. The term toxic mold is somewhat misleading as it exudes an idea that certain molds are toxic, when actually certain types of molds produce secondary metabolites that produce toxins. The correct term is mycotoxins. Airborne mycotoxins can definitely destroy one’s health and home. Sometimes, people are unaware that they are breathing mold spores and mycotoxins until they are very sick. Non-toxic molds usually produce minor allergic reactions – and once you leave the affected area – you most likely recover with few serious side effects. However, if you have been exposed to the dangerous molds such as Stachybotrys or Chaetomium, they could suffer from a myriad of serious symptoms and illnesses such as chronic bronchitis, learning disabilities, mental deficiencies, heart problems, cancer, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple chemical sensitivity, bleeding lungs, and much more. Mold Remediation can be provided by Select Basement Waterproofing.

Mold can come in several varieties; some are healthful, while other types, such as the black mold that may grow in your home, are toxic.

With the prevalence of black mold comes health problems in your family. The problems can range from common health problems, such as allergic reactions up to more serious health conditions, which include: breathing problems accompanied by flu-type reactions, asthma, memory loss, and even respiratory bleeding.

Here is a list of health symptoms commonly associated to toxic mold:

  • Allergies
  • Memory Loss
  • Asthma
  • Bloody Nose
  • Restlessness
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Nausea Dizziness
  • Coughing
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Sneezing
  • Hearing Loss
  • Skin Rashes
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Body Aches
  • Eye Irritation
  • Nose Irritation
  • Throat Irritation
  • Excess Mucous

Your health may be in danger with toxic mold growing inside your home. If you, your family or pets are experiencing any of these symptoms, do not hesitate to contact us for a free mold removal estimate!