What Symptoms Would I Experience from Chronic Mold Exposure?
Mold-related illness is often misdiagnosed because the symptoms can be similar to those for other conditions. People may dismiss their running nose, irritated eyes, and fatigue as seasonal allergies or a cold, but chronic mold exposure can lead to serious health problems. Proper treatment for any mold illness requires eliminating the underlying mold problem. Know the facts about mold and your health to protect your family and employees.
Symptoms may vary based on the type of mold
There are many different types of mold. While black mold is the one commonly associated with illness, there are other types of mold that are potentially harmful. Mold breaks down biological materials like wood and paper. As this happens, the mold produces volatile organic compounds (VOCs). When you smell a musty odor in a building, you are smelling the VOCs. Some VOCs can be dangerous to building occupants.
Common symptoms of mold exposure
Since mold spores are tiny and travel undetected through the air, they are easily inhaled and can lead to ongoing sinus problems and respiratory issues. Also, contact with mold can cause a skin irritation called Sporotrichosis. Mold illness may manifest in different ways because the mycotoxins can cause an over-response by your body’s immune system. An overactive immune response results in many different symptoms.
Be proactive about mold and your health
If you suspect you may be experiencing symptoms from mold exposure, contact a physician with knowledge and experience in mold illness. To quickly and effectively eliminate mold from your home or business, contact the experts at Stern Mold. The MoldExterm method is less costly than traditional remediation methods and includes a comprehensive guarantee.