Health Concerns should be the number one concern for anyone who has a mold problem and the primary reason for having a mold inspection

Every day we seem to learn more and more about mold and its health ramifications. Some people experience extreme reactions to mold, while others do not seem to be effected by exposure. However prolonged exposure to mold can cause people to become sensitized and develop allergies or other health concerns over time, even if one is not normally sensitive to mold

What are common symptoms of mold exposure?

Allergy and irritation are the most common symptoms of mold exposure. Although symptoms will vary, the most common symptoms seen in people exposed to mold indoors include:

  • Nasal and sinus congestion, runny nose
  • Consistent Coughing
  • Throat irritation
  • Respiratory problems, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Allergy Attacks
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Skin irritation, such as a rash
  • Eye irritation, such as itchy, red, watery eyes

Who is most at risk for health problems from mold exposure?

Exposure to high levels of mold is not healthy for anyone, so obvious mold growth in the home should be cleaned up. However, some individuals may be more susceptible to health problems from mold exposure. These include:

Individuals with current respiratory sensitivities (e.g., allergies, asthma, or emphysema)

Individuals with a compromised immune system (e.g., HIV/AIDS infection, organ transplant patients, or chemotherapy patients)