Health Risks Associated With Mold Infestation

Mold is a far more common problem in homes today than many homeowners realize. While a spot of mold here or there may not be cause for major alarm, larger mold infestations carry huge consequences. Knowing what the hazards of a mold infestation is and how to spot it is the first step to remedying they problem.

A stray spot of mold here and there that can be handled by using bleach or other mold removal products is not a huge issue. Bathrooms and kitchens are a very common area for mold to grow as they are very wet and often warm. A mold infestation is any amount of mold that goes above and beyond the normal scope of mold build up in a home. The first major health risk of mold is of course your breathing.

Breathing in mold spores can cause asthma, can aggravate allergies, and can even cause new allergies and breathing problems that you may not have had prior to the infestation. These issues can be short term and may dissipate when the mold is taken care of but if they are serious enough, they can become permanent issues that are not fixable.

Another health issue to keep in mind is eye irritation. Mold is an irritant that often finds its way into the air and can cause your eyes to get red and puffy. It may even cause swelling in some cases where you are more allergic. The irritation to the eyes is generally something that does go away once the mold is removed.

The last real health risk that is caused by mold is of course skin irritations. Mold when in contact with the skin can cause rashes, swelling, and general irritation and discomfort that generally goes away once the mold is taken care of. These are all serious issues that can make living in your home miserable and uncomfortable at best.

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