Mold Information: Black mold is a slimy, greenish-black
fungus scientifically referred to as Strachybotrys. It
has been "linked to the death of babies from respiratory
bleeding (pulmonary hemosiderosis), and is a contributing
factor to illnesses such as bronchitis and asthma."
Dangerous black molds produce airborne mycotoxins that
can irreversibly destory a person's health. It is possible
to breath in mold spores and mycotoxins without being
aware that you are getting really sick. Being exposed
to dangerous molds over a long period of time can cause
serious symptoms and illnesses such as respiratory disorders,
learning disabilities, mental deficiencies, heart problems,
cancer, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid
arthritis, a suppressed immune system and more.
Of Excessive Mold Exposure: The typical reaction
to elevated levels of mold spores is an allergic reaction.
This is similar to the seasonal allergies many people
develop in the fall when outdoor mold levels are often
high. The typical symptoms are sneezing, nasal and sinus
congestion, irritation in the eyes, nose, and throat,
and coughing. In sensitive individuals, more serious problems
may develop such as:
shortness of breath
nausea and dizziness