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The Deadly Health Hazards Of Mold Exposure

Dec 12, 2007
It seems like that more and more people are suffering from symptoms related to allergies. If you are one of the millions of people that do suffer from allergies, then you know how annoying and many times painful they can be.

People spend a tremendous amount of money every year for over the counter and prescription remedies that will help to ease their suffering. A goodly percentage of visits to the doctor are allergy related.

There are many things besides a person's genetic make up that can contribute to the development of allergies and their symptoms. Pets, fibers, pollution, pollen, foods, bee stings, and mold are just a few of the things can cause real havoc in some people's lives.

The seriousness of exposure to mold spores has recently become a much talked about topic. While some people have a true aversion to mold, even those who are not prone to most allergies can be affected by exposure to mold. It can cause some really serious respiratory problems in almost anyone who is subjected to it long enough, especially those who might have a compromised immune system.

The consequences of mold exposure can result in hay fever, runny nose, breathing problems, sinusitis, and skin rashes. These reactions can range from very mild to very severe depending on the person. Some of the severe reactions to toxic mold can result in hospitalization or in rare cases even death.

The home can be one of the main sources where people can be exposed to toxic mold. It can be caused by flood damaged homes that have not been sanitized as thoroughly as they should have been.

Other minor things that people might not give much thought to are places like their damp basements, a prolonged water leak somewhere in the home where mold has begun to grow and been left undetected, or even the result of poor ventilation in a kitchen or bathroom.

If you find this annoying substance growing anywhere in your home, they should be remedied as soon as possible. Clean and scrub the area thoroughly with a disinfectant such as chlorine bleach. Repair any water leaking plumbing and clean that area with disinfectant. Try to find and remedy the source of moisture in a basement or attic.

Preventing mold in your home before it starts is one of the best ways to keep your family from possible being affected by mold related allergies that they could develop.
About the Author
Jim Corkern is a writer and promoter of quality
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Miami water damage restoration companies across the united states.
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