Do You Have Mold Allergy Symptoms?

Mold allergy symptoms can be defined as damaging immune responses by the body to mold and/or mold byproducts. Molds are microscopic fungi characterized by having a body structure made up of thin branching thread-like filaments. Mold spores and fragments contain irritating substances called allergens that trigger allergy reactions. Some also produce toxic substances called mycotoxins […]

Mold Exposure At Home And The Workplace

Mold exposure at home and the workplace can cause allergy in susceptible individuals. Mold allergy symptoms may be difficult to isolate from those caused by other allergy triggers (allergens) such as pollen, dust mites, cockroach allergens, animal allergens (hair, dander, saliva) and chemicals. Pollen is generally an outdoor problem although it could, in summer, infiltrate into the indoor […]

Dampness, Mould, House Dust Mites and Allergy

The risk of asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic (hereditary) dermatitis is higher in damp buildings than non-damp buildings. However, dampness itself may have no or little direct effect to allergy development. Dampness only favours proliferation of biological and increased emission of chemical pollutants. A strong association has been found between exposure to visible mould and […]

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