Tips on Detoxifying from Unhealthful Mold Exposure
Black mold contains mycotoxins that can cause a number of chronic health problems. If you find yourself suffering from these symptoms of mold and fungus exposure, there are natural methods you can use to detoxify your system.
Symptoms of Black Mold Toxicity
- Mold spores frequently enter your body through the sinus passages, so they often aggravate the respiratory system. Sneezing, coughing and a burning sensation in the mucous membranes are common symptoms of mold exposure.
- Skin is also an entry point for mycotoxins, which can result in itching and rashes.
- Fighting off mycotoxins can send your immune system into overdrive, causing headaches, fatigue and fever.
Natural Treatments for Mold Exposure
- Activated charcoal has filtering properties that cause it to bind to toxic elements and flush them out of your system. Be sure to use activated charcoal obtained from natural sources such as coconut shells.
- Garlic is widely used as an antifungal supplement. Recommended doses are two to four grams of fresh garlic or 600 to 900 milligrams of garlic tablets per day.
- Mold and fungus feed on sugar, so cut back on your intake or eliminate it altogether.
- Chlorophyll has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can protect DNA from mycotoxin damage. Add chlorophyll-rich foods such as kale, spinach, broccoli and asparagus to your diet.
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The Impact of Mold Exposure on Pets – Symptoms to Monitor
Much has been written about upper-respiratory symptoms, headaches, depression and other health risks associated with mold exposure. Pets are also living, breathing creatures that can suffer from health problems caused by mold.
Health Symptoms of Mold Exposure in Pets
Small pets, like babies and small children, are the most vulnerable to the effects of mold. Watch for these signs that mold may be impacting your pet’s health:
- Mold spores can be irritating to an animal’s skin. Is your pet doing a lot of scratching, even if there are no fleas present? He may also develop sores or a skin rash.
- Pets, like humans, are susceptible to upper-respiratory ailments resulting from mold exposure. If your pet exhibits frequent sneezing and wheezing as well as runny eyes, it may be from inhaling mold spores.
- Licking and chewing on paws and feet is another common symptom of mold exposure.
- Keep an eye on your pet’s ears. Watch for infections that may produce a yeasty smell and cause your pet to scratch his ears excessively.
If you observe any of these symptoms, don’t take any chances. Schedule an appointment with your vet for a check-up and appropriate treatment. If necessary, the vet may advise that your pet stay elsewhere temporarily until corrective mold treatment is completed.
Cost-Effective and Non-Toxic Mold Treatment from Stern Mold
Can’t bear to be separated from your pet? Our proprietary MoldExterm process is usually completed within a single day. This eco-friendly method removes mold completely and prevents future recurrences without any toxic products that could harm your family and pets.
Contact us to schedule a free mold inspection by one of our professionally trained technicians.
Mold Litigation in 2017 – Is Suing Worth the Trouble?
Every time someone files a mold lawsuit, old arguments get rehashed and new science comes to light. In recent years, doctors and researchers have linked mold with many potential health issues. The fact that mold aggravates problems for people with weak respiratory systems cannot be disputed.
At the same time, a mold lawsuit can be an expensive and trying ordeal. A recent mold litigation study points out that many plaintiffs get caught up fighting for big dollars and wind up with less than expected.
Can You File a Mold Lawsuit Against a Landlord or Employer?
While laws vary by state, it’s generally true that landlords and employers are responsible for providing habitable conditions and responding to mold complaints appropriately. For instance, a building owner may be liable for health care costs, mental anguish, and more, if they were negligent about a water leak that caused the mold.
There are many hurdles to filing and winning a mold lawsuit:
- Documenting the mold damage
- Proof the defendant knew about the issue, was irresponsible, and didn’t provide mold treatment
- Evidence of health problems linked to mold, such as lung infections, adult onset asthma, and gastrointestinal disorders caused by mycotoxins
- Paying legal fees, court costs, expert witness fees, and other expenses without being certain you’ll win the case
Only an attorney can tell if you should file a mold lawsuit. In our experience, it may be easier to communicate with all parties involved, get mold treatment to clean up the building, and avoid the hassle.
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Mold and Lyme Disease – the Connection
Lyme disease and toxic mold are both unpleasant topics to think about. Research is now indicating that there may be a connection between the two. Dr. Wayne Anderson, an independent practitioner with offices at Gordon Medical Associates, believes exposure to Lyme disease will make a person more susceptible to mold sickness.
Both mold and Lyme disease can affect a person’s immune system and a person who already has a compromised immune system is more likely to have an adverse reaction when exposed to mold spores.
Mold and potential adverse affects
Molds are fungi that act as one of nature’s recyclers of organic waste. Mold only needs food, moisture, and the right temperature to survive and thrive. Mold uses both sexual and asexual methods to reproduce. It spreads airborne spores that are too small to be seen with the naked eye but can lead to serious health problems if inhaled.
People sensitive to mold will experience allergic reactions such as sneezing, runny nose, and dry eyes. Long-term exposure to mold spores can be problematic for otherwise healthy people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that mold exposure can trigger asthma attacks in people with asthma and long-term mold exposure may cause asthma in healthy children.
The best mold treatment
Many people think mold treatment is expensive, messy, and time-consuming. This is because traditional methods required tearing out walls and stirring up a lot of drywall dust. The process would disrupt households and businesses for several days and the costs were enormous. The MoldExterm method is faster, safer, less costly, more effective, and comes with a guarantee. Contact us for a free inspection and consultation.
Mold spores affect people differently. People with severe allergies or a compromised immune system can develop serious health problems from mold exposure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that otherwise healthy people who are exposed to mold can develop a cough and upper respiratory tract problems. Mold exposure may lead to asthma in some children.
A NYC mold assessor
A Certified Mold Assessor (CMA) is a person who has completed extensive training in mold assessment. They are fully licensed and insured by the state in which they practice. There are no established standards for judging what is a safe level or tolerable amount of mold spores for a living area. There are many (possibly thousands) different types of mold and some or more toxic than others.
The best method of determining if your home has mold and what type of mold it has is with a thorough professional inspection by a CMA and a lab analysis of the sample. Home inspectors are typically not mold experts. Having a NYC mold assessor inspect a home prior to purchase can save you a lot of money later in medical bills and mold remediation costs.
You may have heard horror stories of expensive homes having to be completely destroyed due to mold. Those instances are extremely rare. Perhaps you have seen homes with the walls being torn out by workers wearing hazmat suits. That extreme is typically not necessary either to thoroughly eliminate a mold problem. The MoldExterm method used by Stern Mold is a much safer, effective, and economical option. Contact us today for more details.