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Top 7 Dangers of Mold in the Home

4/25/2023 (Permalink)

Many people are surprised to hear just how dangerous mold in the home can be. While it affects everyone differently here are the top 7 dangers of mold in the home:

  1. Respiratory problems: The most common health problems caused by mold exposure include respiratory symptoms like coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and sinus infections. Headaches, sore throats, difficulty breathing, and asthma attacks may occur.
  2. Allergic reactions: Touching or inhaling mold spores can cause allergy-like symptoms such as runny nose and congestion.
  3. Serious respiratory infections: Less common but possible effects of exposure to mold in homes include serious respiratory infections like pneumonia, bleeding in the lungs (which is life-threatening), and pneumonitis.
  4. Digestive problems: Exposure to mold can cause digestive problems.
  5. Depression and fatigue: Exposure to mold can cause depression and extreme fatigue.
  6. Joint inflammation: Exposure to mold can cause painful inflammation of the joints.
  7. Damage to your home: Mold can damage your home.

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