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The Health Effects Of Mold

Aug 18, 2007
Most people do not realize just how dangerous mold can be if you live in a contaminated home or work in a contaminated building for prolonged periods of time.

Elevated levels of mold can cause some health complications that most people are not aware of and of course, some home sellers (whose homes for sale are sometimes contaminated) are skeptical.

They want proof, when there is quite a lot of evidence that proves that the mycotoxins produced by mold cause diseases in human beings.

The inhalation of a large amount of mold spores can cause significant health problems like allergy symptoms, asthma, colds, coughing incessantly, bleeding in the lungs (particularly in infants or pets), trouble breathing, and even cancer. Problems with the central nervous system of a person are also known to be a problem.

Problems with vision, chronic or excessive fatique, mood swings, hives, headaches, sinus problems, tremors, trouble speaking, vomiting, and vertigo have been known to occur.

A recent study even shows that children who are exposed to molds and workers who are exposed to them in working environments are more likely to develop asthma.

A condition that affects the lungs like hypersensitivity pneumonitis is developed by inhaling the mold spores (or anything like dust or other fungus spores) for prolonged periods of time.

If the air conditions that cause the condition are not improved significantly or the person is not removed from the situation, the lungs can become irreparably damaged and cannot function. This is one of many serious conditions that can be caused due to prolonged exposure to mold.

Basically, there are more health complications associated with mold than you can shake a stick at and most people do not realize that there are this many problems associated with mold growing in their homes.

They think that it is not that big of a deal and can afford to put off getting it removed from their homes or that they can not afford to relocate until it is removed.

The fact is that if you are a healthy adult, you might be able to hold up for a short period of time in these conditions before it starts to take its toll on you, but your baby, elderly relative living with you, or your pet very well may not.

It is best not to take chances with your or your familys health. Do whatever is necessary to get out of the mold contaminated home or apartment or have it removed as soon as possible.
About the Author
Jim Corkern is a writer and promoter of quality
water damage restoration contractors and
Mold Remediation companies across the united states.
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