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Is Breathing Mold Harmful?

Updated: Nov 11, 2022

For the straightforward answer, yes. Now, you may be wondering how damaging is it? As you may know, mold can build up in cold or warm damp areas such as your bathroom or laundry room. However, what happens when you just realized you had mold all along? Did the mold in your home affect your health without your knowing? Let's analyze the mold effects on humans.

Your Health And Mold

Mold is just about everywhere. They are cells, spores, and fragments that enter the air. Mold effects on humans can even produce “allergens, irritants, and mycotoxins”. These are toxic chemicals that can harm an individual if they are sensitive to it. If an individual is sensitive to mold, it will irritate their lungs, throat, nose, and worsen a breathing problem such as asthma.

Allergic Reactions.

In addition to sensitivity to mold, there may also be allergy symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Persistent sneezing

  • Runny nose

  • Watery eyes

  • Itchy eyes and throat

These symptoms that occur out of the norm may indicate a potential mold problem in your home. Symptoms can worsen if not taken care of in time. Check out our asbestos air monitoring page for more information.

Call Air Methods Environmental Now

If you notice symptoms that may indicate a potential mold growth in your home, call a medical professional right away to get help. Additionally, contact Air Methods Environmental to get your mold removed now. Contact us today at (541) 668 - 1848 or fill out the form here.


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