No one likes house mold. Woodbridge, VA residents unfortunately have to think about mold spreading throughout the house year round. The summer months are also the wettest months of the year, mold really thrives in summer once set in. The winter months provide no respite with damp areas also indicating humidity (ideal conditions). Mold is a health hazard. If you do not address mold in your home, here is what you can look forward to.
Mold produces substances causing irritants, some of which are highly toxic. If you suffer from various allergies year round, you are more likely to suffer further side effects from house mold. Allergic reactions from mold come about by either inhaling mold spores or touching mold.
Common mold related allergy symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, redness in the eyes and rash – very hay fever like. They can be delayed reactions. For asthma prone people, mold can cause sudden asthma attacks.
Infants do not have a sturdy immune system like adults. As a result they develop respiratory systems related to exposure of Penicillium (formed from mold). It is not normal for an infant to be consistently coughing and/or wheezing. This is not just a short-term effect either. Studies show a pattern exists, with increased exposure to Penicillum there is an increased chance of developing asthma.
Fungal infections occur when there are high levels of mold for those who are immunocompromised and anyone with chronic exposure. Sinuses and digestive tracts are where most people will suffer infections, while your lung and skin are also a more serious possibility. Athlete’s foot is a skin infection caused by mold which occurs when parasitic fungi takes place on your foot and like any other mold, spreads when you give nutrients. All this can start by exposing yourself consistently to house mold. The more serious infections for immunocompromised is death.
House mold in Woodbridge, VA is no different to any other forms of mold. Mold is unhealthy for the human body. Whether you are healthy or not, mold can have severe health implications if not addressed immediately.
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