A Healthy Basement, A Healthy You
Basement mold is not just unsightly, it can present several hazards to your health. Most of these hazards can simply be irritating but also some can cause life threatening illnesses. Here are some of the most common health problems associated with basement mold:
Mold allergies are very common and have the same symptoms as other allergies. Symptoms include sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, cough and postnasal drip, itchy, watery eyes, itchy nose and throat, hives, and headaches. Mold allergies are triggered by exposure to mold spores, often in the air we breathe.
Mold spores are inhaled through the mouth and nose, and can become trapped inside the lungs. Asthma sufferers exposed to mold spores can find these trigger their asthma. A new study from the University of Western Sydney has found that some types of household mold may even cause asthma in patients with mold allergies. Symptoms of asthma including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing. A
Individuals with compromised immune systems can easily get fungal infections from household molds. The mold spores can enter the body through the lungs or skin creating a myriad of different kinds of infections depending on the mold type. Molds can cause everything from skin infections and athlete’s foot to infections in the lung and digestive tracts.
Mycotoxin toxicity is a very severe mold infection that causes a variety of symptoms and illnesses. Mycotoxin toxicity is caused by pathogenic mold spores that can be very dangerous to your health. Mycotoxin toxicity can cause everything from migraines to cancer and should be avoided at all costs.
If you notice signs of mold in your home, do not wait until they become a hazard to your health. Instead call the certified experts at AA Action Waterproofing. AA Action Waterproofing offers a full range of mold testing, mold remediation, and mold prevention services that can leave both you and your house healthy and safe.