Household Mold
A Serious Problem


Got Mold?

You find it on a loaf of bread. Pop open your Tupperware and there you may see it again. Now look closely in the bathroom, well I bet you'll find some more.

Yes, mold is something that we encounter daily. Well we may not see it everyday, but we certainly do breathe the by products of mold. Mold spores are a fact of life whether we are indoors or out.

Mold growing

What is mold...

Mold is natures digestive system. Without mold we would have piles of leaves that would never break down. The environment would be overwhelmed with large amounts of dead plant matter.

Why does mold growth occur?

In order for mold to survive, two essential ingredients are necessary...

  1. Food
  2. Water

Since mold can devour many different kinds of materials, water becomes the key ingredient for mold growth. Thus in the home, moist environments become a prime target of mold spores since they will have the water essential for life and something to consume. So we can understand why the bathroom is often a prime area for mold and mildew growth, due to the humid moist conditions produced there...So water problems in the home are the major source for mold colony development. Learn more...

Health Effects and Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Asthma
  • Allergic reactions...repeated exposures can result in increased sensitivity.
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis...resembles bacterial pneumonia
  • Irritation to the eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs
  • Mold can produce a variety of diseases in those individuals who have a compromised immune system.
mold spores

Mold has a number of different components that are of serious concern to indoor health. Some of the major ones are mycotoxins, mVOCs, glucans and mold spores. Mold is a biological air pollutant that needs to be handled with care.

See the mold links below to learn more...

Black mold  ~  Symptoms  ~  Testing  ~  Abatement  ~  Prevention

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