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Mold Health Effects
Health Effects of Toxic Molds
Although mold affects individuals differently and to different degrees, the following are some of the most common adverse health effects.
- Respiratory problems—wheezing, difficulty in breathing
- Nasal and sinus congestion
- Eyes-burning, watery, reddened, blurry vision, light sensitivity
- Dry, hacking cough
- Sore throat
- Nose and throat irritation
- Shortness of breath and lung disease
- Chronic fatigue
- Skin irritation
- Central nervous system problems (constant headaches, loss of memory, and mood changes)
- Aches and pains
- Immune suppression
Children and the elderly are most susceptible to the adverse affects of mold because their immune system is weaker and they are less resistant to the chemical effects of the mycotoxins. People who are undergoing medical treatments or who have a suppressed immune system react very negatively to the presence of mold. The are so many species, each with different health risks so it can be difficult to diagnose an issue by just knowing the symptoms alone.
If you are having these symptoms and they persists, it is always advisable to see a doctor. If you have visible mold growth in your home call ServiceMaster Fire & Water Restoration immediately. We have Maine State certified personnel who will provide estimates, oftentimes for free. We will develop a plan with you and your insurance company to remove the mold, purify the air and ensure than the mold does not establish itself again.
ServiceMaster Maine Mold Remediation and Mold Removal
Main Office (207) 539-4452
Toll Free (800) 244-7630