Health Effects of Mold Exposure

Mold is everywhere. It’s in the air, it’s on surfaces, and it can even be in your home or business. Depending on the level of severity of mold growth, you might not even notice that you’re being exposed to it, especially if you can’t see it. However, there are health symptoms that can signal that you’ve been exposed to mold growth.

Health Symptoms of Mold Exposure

mold exposure can greatly effect your healthSymptoms of mold exposure are similar to that of a cold and can include:

  • Sneezing
  • Running or stuffy nose
  • Cough
  • Itchy eyes, nose and throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Headache with light sensitivity

In more severe cases, symptoms can include:

  • Vertigo, feeling light headed
  • Morning stiffness, joint pain
  • Unusual skin sensations, tingling and numbness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating
  • Tearing, disorientation, metallic taste in mouth

All these symptoms can be a hindrance to your daily activities, but what real health effects from mold exposure are you at risk for?

Health Effects of Mold Exposure

If these symptoms get worse and you find mold in your home, it is recommended that you see your family physician. You are breathing in mold spores which then get lodged in your nasal passages and lungs, causing these minor symptoms. If left untreated, an infection can settle in your lungs, making your symptoms much worse. There is also a potential link to the development of asthma in young children who have been exposed to mold for long periods of time. The longer you and your family are exposed to mold, the worse your respiratory system will get.

If you are seeing the beginning signs of a cold and know that you nor anyone in your family is sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick, you may have mold growth. To reduce your symptoms from becoming serious, call MicroZyme Technologies today at 1-866-920-6653 for expert mold removal services.

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