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Symptoms of Mold Exposure

We know mold isn’t good for us, but do you actually know all the health risks that can evolve from mold exposure? 

A quick google search will bring up numerous issues caused from mold in your home or work place, however here are quite a few we found to be the most common on those lists.

  • Asthma and allergy symptoms
    • Coughing
    • Postnasal drip
    • Sneezing
    • Dry, scaly skin
    • Itchy eyes, nose, and throat
    • Nasal Congestion
    • Wheezing
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Chest Tightness
    • Respiratory infections
    • Sinus Infections
  • Memory Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Aches and Cramps
  • Cancer
  • Kidney Failure

Where Does Mold Toxicity Come From

Mold is naturally occurring in nature, but when we have excess moisture indoors, or water damage, is when it becomes a large issue for us. Mold growth thrives on moisture and can cause decreased air quality and toxins in enclosed spaces.

Some molds are worse than others and can produce toxins called mycotoxins that cause the more severe symptoms like cancer and kidney failure. This article from Mold Help For You is a great resource to learn more about types of mycotoxins and where they can be found.

What Should You Do

If you think you might have mold growth and exposure, reach out to a health professional to get your health and your home checked out. Need a mold inspection or mold remediation? Contact us to get an appointment set up.

Whether you have mold in your home or not, you should try to prevent any future mold growth. Check out this post for tips on keeping your home mold free.

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