Millions of people have allergies, and mold is a common irritant. Mold is also a known trigger of asthma. Symptoms of exposure to mold can be as simple as a stuffy nose or watery eyes. In some cases, they can be much more serious. Certain types of mold give off toxins that can be the source of serious health issues. Also, according to the Centers For Disease Control, some types of mold are a known carcinogenic.
|Common symptoms of exposure to mold range from the following:
Common symptoms of exposure to mold range from the following:
- Headache, fatigue, shortness of breath.
- Sinus congestion, coughing and sneezing.
- Eye, nose, throat and skin irritation.
- Dizziness and nausea.
Not everyone has the same sensitivity to mold so it is possible for one person to experience discomfort while others living in the home to have no symptoms whatsoever. Individuals at the greatest risk include:
- Allergy and asthma sufferers.
- People with respiratory disease.
- People with compromised immune systems.
- Contact lens wearers.
If mold in your home is the source of these issues, you will find that your health improves if you are away from your home for an extended period of time.
It is a good practice to be aware of, and control, sources of moisture in your home, to clean up mold whenever it is found, and to treat areas where mold is likely to be found so it cannot grow.
Health Symptoms of Mold Exposure and /or Toxic Mold Syndrome
Mold Exposure Symptoms