Different Types of Toxic Mold That Can Hurt You



What are known types of toxic mold that can affect your health?
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Toxic mold often grows in hard-to-reach corners, hidden from view. It can, therefore, go undetected for long periods of time.

The real problem occurs when these spores become airborne. We inhale them and experience unpleasant and recurrent symptoms. After long-term exposure, we may even develop serious health conditions such as damage to our nervous systems.

Toxic mold species
The three most common types of mold that are capable of producing toxins are Stachybotrys (a.k.a. black mold, which has even been linked to deaths) Penicillium(which can cause severe symptoms and hay fever), and Aspergillus (which has been linked to mold growth in the lungs).

You can expect to see toxic mold growing around bathtubs, sinks and places where moisture levels are high. While small amounts of surface mold are normal, what isn’t normal is an active mold infestation in your home, or what experts call colonizing.

If colonizing occurs, this means your home has a moisture problem. If left untreated over an extended period of time, the mold growth can turn into toxic mold.

Toxic mold and your health
Some typical symptoms of mold exposure that a person might suffer are: watery eyes, runny nose and sometimes a dry cough, or symptoms you would normally associate with hay fever or allergies.

Other symptoms believed to be associated with toxic mold are certain types of hypersensitivity, breathing difficulties, skin infections, lung infections and nose bleeds.

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