Health Risks Linked Mold: Stop the Mold, Stop the Allergies

Mold by the corner of the room

Situations at work or at home can put you at risk by increasing your odds of developing certain medical conditions. However, there are medical conditions that can be prevented. Prevention starts with informing yourself of the hidden dangers that are lurking in your property. Below are some of the illness caused by common types of molds.

Aspergillosis

This is a fungal infection caused by the organism Aspergillus. The fungus grows in decaying vegetation, compost piles, marijuana leaves and grain stored for a long time. This type of fungus does not usually cause problems for humans, but those with a weak immune system are at high risk.

The symptoms of Aspergillus infection include coughing with or without bloody sputum, chest pain and fever. These symptoms can worsen for someone with a weak immune system or asthma, enough to cause allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

Cladosporium

Like Aspergillus, this type of mold is also present in the air. Cladosporium is usually found within carpets and walls where moisture can go untouched for a long time. This fungus can trigger an asthma attack and allergic reaction especially in very young children with an immature immune system. Symptoms vary from person to person but may include a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes and scaly skin. In Canada, humidity levels can go out of control when the cooling months set in. Hire a trusted mold removal company, such as High Tech Professional Cleaning & Restoration Services to restore safety and comfort in your home.

Stachybotrys

Stachybotrys is commonly known as the “black mold.” Like other fungi, this mold thrives in moisture, but unlike the first two spores, this type usually develops in water-damaged areas like buildings and houses submerged in water for a time. Children who are susceptible in developing asthma should be kept away from this type of mold.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not link any of the molds mentioned to any disease that may cause public alarm. However, it is equally important to mention that the presence of these molds at home or the office can trigger and exacerbate the symptoms of existing respiratory infections.

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