Mold may or may not affect your health. However, it can damage both the aesthetics of where you live or work as well as the structure of the building. It is also indicative of moisture intrusion which may need to be remedied. Therefore, whether or not you are experiencing health affects, you may want to call us to come and do an inspection. You may have a hole in your roof, a leaky toilet or pipe, or some other mechanical defect that could lead to greater damage such as peeling paint or deteriorating wood.
While the possibility of health-related side effects is real, according to the CDC, those with chronic lung disease,compromised immune systems, or mold allergies may experience the most serve effects. However, there are indications that “damp indoor environments in general” may cause problems including the onset of asthma. Mold may also lead to asthma in certain children. Side effects of mold may include “upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people” as well as “nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation” in sensitive individuals. 1,2
While there are molds that produce toxins, the dangers from these molds has been hyped. There is no conclusive evidence that they present a greater danger than other types of mold.2