Is mold inside your home bad for your health? Mold growing on fruit and bread is easy to see, but mold growing in your home isn’t obvious at all. If you’re feeling unwell and showing a variety of symptoms you can’t explain, it’s worth learning whether mold could be causing your bad health. It wouldn’t be a surprise since a hidden mold problem is common in many homes.
If you’re unsure whether there’s mold in your home, think about whether you usually feel better at work or when you’re out doing chores. That can be a tell-tale sign that your home is secretly an unsafe environment. Mold can wreck your health, so be wary, folks.
There’s a strange smell in your house 0:43
You can’t stop coughing 1:17
Your muscles are hurting 1:56
There are stains on your walls 2:40
Your seasonal allergies are extra intense 3:17
You have asthma 3:49
You’ve noticed weird rashes on your skin 4:30
You are forgetful 5:08
Your eyes seem to be perpetually irritated 5:52
What can you do? 6:35
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– As mold grows, it releases microbial volatile organic compounds, which are known to smell particularly rank. Sniff around your home. If you catch a musty whiff, follow the smelly trail.
– A report conducted in 2004 by the Institute of Medicine found that mold can be directly responsible for problems with the upper respiratory tract, and it can be the reason for chronic coughing.
– Exposure to mycotoxins from black mold can also affect your muscles and joints. Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is a condition that can be caused by mold.
– Mold can have many different appearances. It can be spots on a wall, discoloration, dark rings, and stains. The spots aren’t always black; they can also be green, orange, brown, and white.
– Mold tends to cause symptoms similar to seasonal allergies. As people attribute their sickness to allergies, mold can continue to spread in their home.
– A study conducted in 2011 and published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology journal found that when a one-year-old child is exposed to mold in their home, there is an increased chance of them having asthma by the time they are 7 years old.
– Mold doesn’t just affect your sinuses. People with mold allergies can experience skin that is red and itchy all the time. Some of the strongest allergic reactions can include rashes and hives.
– Maybe a simple thing like remembering where you left your keys or giving all your concentration to one task seems impossible lately. To a certain extent, mold can make you mentally fatigued, disoriented, and forgetful.
– If your eyes are lovely but nowadays always look bloodshot, mold could be causing their irritation. When pores are floating around in your home, they find a direct entry into your body through your eyes.
– You can take a simple urine test to reveal whether there are mycotoxins in your system. If there are, a doctor can guide you through the recovery process.
– Schedule a test with a mold testing company. They’ll be able to inspect your entire home and reach places you can’t get to.
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