While mold may appear to be a harmless, fuzzy substance growing in various places throughout your home, it is a dangerous substance to leave unaddressed. Not only does the presence of mold release foul odors and negatively affect the air quality of your home, but it can also contribute to a series of serious health risks for you, your family, and even your pets! As you are seeking professional remediation for mold in your home, consider these four dangerous health risks.
Mold in your home can lead to a series of allergic reactions, causing respiratory complications and other allergy symptoms. Sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes all may be allergy symptoms triggered by mold growth in your home, as well as mold spores traveling through the air.
Severe cases of mold growth in a home may even lead to serious respiratory infections, particularly for vulnerable individuals such as seniors and young children. For this reason, it is crucial to seek medical attention at the first sign of a respiratory infection so that the infection does not worsen into a potentially life-threatening illness.
Individuals with asthma face even more serious health risks when it comes to mold, as mold in the air can trigger attacks and prolonged respiratory complications. If you or someone in your home has asthma, it is crucial to call in a team of mold remediation professionals to safely contain and remove the mold from your home. In addition to the heightened risk of an asthma attack, individuals with asthma may continue to cough for prolonged periods as a result of the contaminated air.
Nausea and Vomiting
Particularly for young children and pets who may unintentionally come into physical contact with the mold, nausea and vomiting can result from exposure. By coming into direct contact with mold and potentially ingesting a tiny amount can lead to significant digestive issues and discomfort. Severe cases of nausea and vomiting from direct contact with mold can even lead to mold poisoning, in which case immediate medical attention is necessary.
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