Is there really a correlation between mold and health?January 10, 2011 0 Comments
According to the Centers for Disease Control, exposure to mold does not necessarily result in a health problem. In fact, molds have existed for thousands of years. Most people touch, eat or breathe some amount of mold on a daily basis, without any ill health affects. So why all the hype now?
It’s true that if mold growth is active, extensive and persistent, it has the potential to cause health problems, the most common of which are allergenic reactions such as wheezing, sneezing, coughing, eye irritation, etc.
While many people seldom experience ill effects from mold exposure, some individuals are more sensitive to molds than others. The same amount of mold may cause health problems in one person, but not in another. People more susceptible to these problems include individuals with existing respiratory conditions, individuals with weakened immune systems, infants and young children, and the elderly.
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