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Health Concerns With Mold

8/10/2017 (Permalink)

Health concerns may arise when excessive mold grows indoors. Concerns are more likely to arise for at  risk people,which might include immune suppressed or compromised individuals, young children and individuals with chronic inflammatory lung diseases such as asthma and severe allergies. However, anyone may experience health problems associated with exposure to mold in damp buildings possible health effects include: runny nose, sneezing, coughing,  aggravation of asthma, sore throat or inflammation of the sinuses. throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold. 

The people most at risk include: 

  • Infants and Children 
  • Pregnant women 
  • The elderly 
  • People with compromised respiratory systems or asthma and allergies 

Information from SERVPRO pamphlets and the CDC

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