Mold Hazards at Home and Health Concerns
Mold hazards can exist all around us. Wherever there is moisture, the potential for mold to grow and become hazardous is a threat. Mold can be found in areas such as, basements, bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, closets, storage areas, just to name a few.
Just about any type of substance is a breeding ground for mold to grow, some of which you would not ordinarily suspect. If there is moisture, mold can grow on drywall, insulation material, ceiling tiles, carpet, wood, leather, and glass. Mold can grow on plants, soil, and leaves. The potential to grow has no boundaries if the environment supports a moist, damp atmosphere.
Exposure to mold can cause health-related problems such as allergies, asthma, sinusitis, and respiratory problems.
Sometimes, mold is invisible, which makes it hard to detect and harder to link to the health problems that it may be causing. For this reason, it’s important to clean up water damage quickly. The longer you delay, the more likely mold is to grow.
Unexplained sneezing, runny nose, headaches, problems breathing may be misdiagnosed as allergies from pollen or other sources in the air, when in fact it is being caused by mold growing in unexpected areas.
Promptly treating water damaged areas and looking for hidden areas where mold can grow is a big factor in protecting yourself against the health-related problems that are caused by exposure to mold.
Although mold exposure is a common problem, many do not realize the dangers and the hazards of mold and the health-related problems it can cause.
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