Health Effects of Mold

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Mold is a type of fungi that generally grows in dark, moist conditions. The effects of mold on health varies from person to person. Some of the effects as below.

Respiratory Problems

When a young child inhales mold spores, he/she may experience different respiratory problems, It is a proven fact that the effects of mold exposure may have serious consequences for children in the early years of life.

Infections

Different kinds of fungi present, attributing to the symptoms, which included runny nose, nasal congestion, headache and loss of smell.

Neurological Symptoms

The trichothecene mycotoxins produced by black mold can kill neurons in the brain and impair its functions, as well as cause nervous disorders, mood swings, and irritability.

Asthma

Exposure to mold can cause cough, wheezing, fever and chronic lung damage, especially if you have been previously received a diagnosis of asthma or cystic fibrosis.

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