Mold-Associated Diseases

There are different sicknesses with the exposure of toxic mold in a home or business. It is hard to foresee how an individual will react to exposure of mold since there are several persons who are inclined to severe respiratory sicknesses because of the conditions like allergies or asthma. The mold exposure may make the person sick, from minor irritations to very severe health problems, depending on the person who is exposed to it. Here is some discussion of the risks and sicknesses related with toxic mold.

No Consensus: Medical Data on Mold Exposure

Generally, the medical community did not reach a strong consensus about the diseases that are related to exposure of toxic mold. The degree of indoor mold concentration which is considered as “healthy” will differ even among the health providers. In case when the degree of concentration of mold in a home or in a commercial building is higher compared to the concentration outside, the probability for adverse and potentially severe health problems are present.

Who is at Risk With Mold Exposure Diseases?

Generally, the following are at risk of the diseases due to exposure to mold:

  • Persons with conditions or diseases that deteriorate the defenses of immune system
  • Persons allergies
  • Persons with lung problems
  • The young children
  • The elderly

Diseases Which are Caused by the Mold Exposure

The severity of probable diseases as a result of mold exposure depends on health characteristics of the person who is exposed and the particular mold strain at home or at a commercial building. The following are the most common diseases that can be related to mold exposures:

  • Fever
  • Respiratory problems
  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Worsening of allergies
  • Worsening of asthma
  • Burning and watering eyes
  • Flu-like symptoms including sore throat, coughing
  • Headaches
  • Skin irritation

In uncommon circumstances, toxic mold exposure is thought to result in the following severe health problems namely:

  • Brain damage
  • Death
  • Loss of memory
  • Suppression of immune system
  • Bleeding in the lungs

In case the degree of mold in your home or business is greater than the natural recurring concentration, there is a probability for severe health problems. When you suffer any of the symptoms mentioned above, contact a healthcare provider right away.

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