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Do You Have These Symptoms of Mold Sickness?

Mold Sickness

The symptoms of mold sickness are often mistaken for some other issue. People feel safe in their home and their place of work is like a second home. They don’t want to think that something in either of these places may be making them sick.

Mold is an easy problem to overlook that can be easily remedied with our NJ mold removal system. It may not have been present a few years ago, but a small plumbing leak or moisture problem can slowly lead to mold and declining health.

Short term mold exposure symptoms

There are some people with a sensitivity to mold spores who begin sneezing almost immediately when they enter a building with mold. However, for most people the symptoms are more subtle and mirror allergies to pollen, ragweed, and grass. Short term mold exposure can cause watering eyes, sneezing, headaches, and skin irritation.

Long term mold exposure symptoms

After continued exposure to mold, symptoms like chronic headaches, fatigue, joint pain, memory loss, and nausea or loss of appetite start to appear. These issues are the same symptoms of many other medical problems. You may chalk them up to pushing yourself too hard, being under a lot of stress, or just getting older.

The effects of mold are much more serious for someone with a weakened immune system. Unfortunately, someone with a compromised immune system is already in poor health and it’s all too easy for them and other people to dismiss their new symptoms as part of an existing condition.

If you suspect mold in your home or business, call us right away for information on our non-toxic NJ mold removal method.

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Could You Be Suffering From Toxic Mold Exposure?

The Presence of Mold Can Seriously Impact Your Health

Mold Exposure

Your NYC mold removal specialists want you to stay informed about toxic mold, and here is something interesting to think about. Toxic mold exposure.

What is Toxic Mold Exposure Like?

Unfortunately, toxic mold exposure resembles several other respiratory problems like allergies, colds, sinus infections, asthma and others. That’s why it may be one of the more difficult illnesses to diagnose.

Some of the signs might be:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Sinus problems
  • Fatigue
  • Red eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Tears
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headaches
  • Light sensitivity

Those symptoms are some of the most common results of toxic mold exposure, but as you can see, they are also symptoms of various kinds of upper respiratory illnesses as well.

There are other ways to tell, and here are a few:

  • Has your building or home been recently flooded?
  • Are you being exposed to musty air?
  • Is there noticeable water damage in any room, particularly the bathroom and/or laundry room?
  • Do your symptoms worsen on days with rain?
  • Are you getting treatment from a doctor for an upper respiratory illness, but it never seems to go away?
  • Do you have skin rashes for no apparent reason?

Once again, these are potentially common problems with various types of respiratory illnesses, but if you are experiencing symptoms and problems from both of these lists at the same time, you could be suffering from toxic mold exposure.

If you see any black mold in your house, home or apartment, or you are experiencing upper respiratory problems that never seem to go away, call your NYC mold removal specialist, Stern Mold, for a free mold inspection. Serving the NY and NJ areas for nearly 25 years.

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Is It a Sinus Infection or Mold Exposure?

Make sure it's Just a Sinus Infection.

Make sure it’s Just a Sinus Infection.

NYC mold removal is becoming more important than ever. Case in point: Did you know that a sinus infection may not be quite what it seems? That’s right. Research conducted by the Mayo Clinic has found that chronic sinus infections were caused by exposure to mold in 9 out of 10 cases! These findings have differed from as little as 20 years ago when physicians believed that virtually all sinus infections were caused by either a virus or a bacteria.

Home and Work

Both home and work environments were the cause for these findings, as being exposed in either place was enough to both cause a sinus infection and prevent it from going away. And when you think about it, a warm dark and moist place, exactly like inside of your nose, is a perfect breeding place for mold.

What’s the Difference?

A genuine sinus infection and a mold-borne sinus infection are very similar. Headaches, congestion, discolored discharge and pressure in your sinus area are all symptoms of a genuine sinus infection and they are the same symptoms of a fungal sinus infection.


Since antibiotics do not affect fungal sinusitis, non-invasive surgery may be required to kill the mold in your sinus cavity. A simple probe is inserted into your nostrils and the treatment is highly effective.

If you have any questions about mold infestation, what to do to keep mold at bay, or if you would like a free mold inspection, contact Stern Mold. We are the experts at NYC mold removal!

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National Poison Control Weighs In On the Dangers of Mold Exposure

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Get Help From Our Professionals To Find and Remove Your Mold.

Organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have posted information and warnings about the dangers of mold in homes and workplaces. The National Capital Poison Center is also speaking out about mold exposure and its effects on health.

How Mold Impacts You

The Center acknowledges the unsightly cosmetic effects of mold, but points out that there are more serious dangers involved:

• Mold grows on organic materials such as wood and paper, which can result in structural damage that affects a building’s integrity.

• Health problems have been linked with exposure to mold and mold spores. Studies show that mold can have negative effects through infections, irritations and immune responses such as allergic symptoms.

Where Does Mold Come From?

Mold spores are always present in the air, although they are sometimes tracked indoors via shoes and clothes. There are thousands of types of mold, each with their own characteristics. Some grow in food, while others can be found on wood or bathroom grout.

The one common thread uniting all types of mold is water, which is a necessary component for growth. Recently flooded areas or excessively humid spots like basements and bathrooms are prime targets for mold infestations.

Let Stern Mold Solve Your NYC Mold Removal Problems

The Center recommends that NYC mold removal be done by experienced professionals who can handle the job safely and effectively. We use a proprietary two-step process called MoldExterm that is non-toxic, eco-friendly and non-intrusive to building surfaces and structures.

Visit our website to learn more about our NYC mold removal program and schedule a free mold inspection.

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Mycotoxin Information for Manhattan Building Managers – Part Two

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We are NYC’s mold treatment experts!

Do you regularly have your building inspected for mold? If you discover a need for Manhattan or NJ mold treatment, you should be informed regarding the dangers of mycotoxins in order to protect residents, employees and customers.

Mycotoxins in the News

During the 1990s, as more was learned about the health risks of mycotoxins, a number of high-profile toxic mold settlements raised public awareness. Even expensive celebrity homes were not immune from mold damage and mycotoxins.

The Center of Integrative Toxicology at Michigan State University conducted a study regarding damp building-related illness (DBRI), where it was discovered that Stachybotrys is possibly a contributing factor. Animal testing has demonstrated that sensitivity to S. chartarum can produce inflammation and allergic symptoms of the upper and lower respiratory tracts.

How Does Mycotoxin Exposure Affect Humans?

There are some “good” mycotoxins that affect other fungi or bacteria, with penicillin being the most well-known example. With humans, the most common reactions to mycotoxin are respiratory allergies and inflammation and weakened immune systems. Scientists are also finding a possible connection between mycotoxin exposure and neurological damage.

Mycotoxicosis is the general term for poisoning from exposure to mycotoxins. Oral ingestion, skin contact and inhalation are the avenues through which mycotoxins enter the body, where they circulate via the bloodstream and lymphatic system.

Stern Mold: Effective Manhattan and NJ Mold Treatment

Mold exposure is nothing you should leave to chance. Our professionally trained technicians usually complete our non-toxic MoldExterm treatment in one day, with no removal of building materials and minimum interruption to your routine.

Call 888.887.8376 to schedule a free mold inspection of your home or building.

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