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Mold Is A Term You Need To Know

Mar 21, 2008
It seems like more and more humans are having allergic reactions. If you are one of the many people that suffer from allergies, then you know how painful and inconvenient they might be. People spend a great quantity of money all the time for over the counter and prescription treatments that are recommended to help dispel their ailments. A great amount of visits to the doctor are allergy caused.

There are several things other than genetic makeup that can contribute to the development of allergies and their symptoms. Bee stings, pets, pollution, foods, fibers, and mold are just several of the things that can cause bad reactions in some people.

The seriousness of exposure to mold spores has lately become a much spoken of subject. While a lot of individuals may have a terrible allergy to mold, even those who are not normally made ill by any allergies can have a severe reaction to toxic mold. It can be the cause of some really serious respiratory problems in almost anyone who might be exposed to it long enough, especially those who could already have a weak immune system.

The results of mold contamination could result in hay fever, runny nose, breathing problems, sinusitis, and skin rashes. These symptoms can range from very mild to very severe depending on the person. Some of the most severe reactions to mold contamination can result in being hospitalized and even instances of death have been documented at times.

The living space is often one of the major areas where people may be exposed to toxic mold. It can be caused by flood damaged residences that have not been sanitized as good as they might have been. Other easier to deal with things that home owners might not give much thought to are places like their damp basements, an old water leak somewhere in the home where mold has developed and been left undetected, or even the result of poor ventilation in a bathroom or kitchen.

If you find mold developing some place in your living space, it should be killed immediately. Sanitize the place completely with a disinfectant such as chlorine bleach, borax, vinegar, or another mold killing product. Take care of any water leaking pipes or fixtures and scrub the spots with disinfectant. Try to locate and fix the cause of moisture in a basement or attic.

Preventing mold in the home before it takes hold is one of the smartest ways to prevent your family from being exposed to mold and developing allergies related to them.
About the Author
Jim Corkern is a writer and promoter of
Fort Lauderdale Water Damage Restoration and
Miami Water Damage Restoration
Which are Certified IICRC Water damage and mold remediation contractors.
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