Mold Symptoms In Humans
Indoor mold symptoms involve the respiratory system. This is because indoor molds affect you when you breath in airborne mold spores. If you have mold growth in your home or office you may experience several respiratory symptoms most likely caused by mold. In fact many people suffer from mold symptoms and don’t even realize it. They assume their symptoms are from flue or a cold.
How Mold Symptoms Develop In Humans
When mold grows in buildings it releases tiny spores into the air. When you breathe in these airborne mold spores your immune systems responds by creating allergic reactions. These reactions are the immune system’s defense against foreign particles entering the body, in this case, the mold spores. Therefore, most mold symptoms are allergic reactions.
If a person is exposed to high levels of mold spores for a long time, they are likely to become highly sensitive to mold. This means they could experience mold symptoms even when being around “normal” amounts of mold spores in the air. Their allergic reactions will also become more and more severe if exposure continues.
Common Mold Symptoms
- Cold or flu like symptoms
- Sore throat
- Irritated, itchy throat
- Blocked nose
- Itchy nose
- Runny nose
- Sinus congestion
- Sinus headaches
- Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
- Irritated, itchy skin
- Skin rash, hives
- Watery eyes
- Hay fever symptoms
If you or members of your family experience any of these symptoms, consider testing the air in your home for mold.
How To Tell If Your Symptoms Are Mold-related
If you constantly experience allergic reactions when inside your home or office, it’s possible that the building could be infested with mold. If you cannot see visible mold, then you could test the air in your house for mold. Air testing for mold can be performed by professionals for you or you can do it yourself using the same mold test kits used by the professionals. The advantage of air testing is that it helps to determine whether there is hidden mold growth and also whether your family is exposed to airborne mold spores. The only difference between hiring a professional and collecting samples and sending them directly to the laboratory yourself is that you save a lot of money.
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Air Quality Mold Test Kit…..$116 + Shipping
The Package Fee Includes:
- RENTAL of a professional Air-Sampling Equipment and sampling Instructions (24 Hours rental only),
- One air sampling cartridge,
- Analysis of one Air Sample (see the “tip” below),
- Lab report,
- Results interpretation,
- 15-minute free consultation (if requested) with one of our microbiologists,
- Turnaround Time: 2-3 working days.
Tip: To be sure whether your family is exposed to airborne toxic mold spores or not, we recommend taking a minimum of 3 air samples. One from the outdoor (control sample) and 2 from indoors (for example living room and one of the bedrooms). Each additional sample costs $66. Therefore 3 samples would cost $248 plus tax.
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