How Does Mold Affect Your Health?
Mold is unsightly, but its presence indoors has implications for more serious considerations than aesthetics. Here are compelling reasons why Manhattan mold removal is necessary to prevent health problems.
Mold Plus Moisture: A Formula for Illness
Water is essential for mold growth, so damp places such as bathrooms and basements are vulnerable to infestations. These damp spaces may also be filled with dust mites, bacteria, products resulting from mold breakdown and particulates from the surface materials where mold grows.
In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a comprehensive report including findings of a relationship between time spent in damp indoor areas and development of upper respiratory symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. IOM concluded these damp spaces constitute a public heath problem.
Dangers of Mold Exposure
Authors of other publications have been even more definitive in recognizing mold exposure as the source of illnesses including:
• Immune responses such as hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a condition in which lungs become inflamed from inhaling mold spores
• Aspergillosis and other lung infections, particularly in people with an existing lung illness
• Eye, nose and throat irritation
Subsequent studies found a correlation between mold exposure and respiratory symptoms in young children as well as new-onset asthma in employees working in a moldy, water-damaged office.
Stern Mold: Manhattan Mold Removal Experts
Our eco-friendly MoldExterm program eliminates mold without intrusive procedures that can actually aggravate the problem. Contact us to schedule a free mold inspection and consultation with our Manhattan mold removal technicians.