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Health Issue's Concerning Mold

Mar 16, 2008
It seems like more people are being affected by symptoms concerning allergies. If you are one of the millions that already have allergies, then you know how annoying and sometimes times painful they might be. Millions spend a large amount of money every year for drug store cures and prescription treatments that will help to dispel their sickness. A big amount of visits to the doctor are caused by allergic reactions.

There are several things other than someone's genes that could add to the development of allergies and their symptoms. Pets, fibers, pollution, foods, bee stings and mold are just several of the things that can cause terrible allergies in some human lives.

The seriousness of exposure to mold spores has suddenly become a much talked about topic. While a lot of individuals may have a horrible aversion to mold, even those who are not affected by most allergies can be affected by exposure to mold. It can be the reason for many serious respiratory sicknesses in almost anyone who is subjected to it long enough, especially anyone who may already have a damaged immune system.

The results of mold exposure may result in hay fever, runny nose, breathing problems, sinusitis, and skin rashes. These problems can range from very mild to very severe depending on the person. Some of the worst reactions to toxic mold can end up in going to the hospital or in some situations, even death has occurred.

The house might be one of the leading areas where some people will be exposed to toxic mold. It can be caused by water damaged homes that have not been sanitized as thoroughly as they might have been. Other minor things that home owners might not give very much thought to, are places like their moist basements, a prolonged water leak somewhere in the living space where mold has begun to take hold and has been left undetected, or even the consequence of inadequate ventilation in a bathroom or kitchen.

If you find this toxic mold beginning any place in your home, it should be fixed as soon as possible. Sanitize the space completely with a disinfectant such as chlorine bleach. Repair any water leaking plumbing and sanitize that area with disinfectant. Try to locate and fix the cause of moisture in a basement or attic.

Preventing mold in a home before it begins to grow is one of the healthiest ways to stop your family from possibly being affected by mold related allergies that they may get.
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Jim Corkern is a writer and promoter of quality
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