What are molds? – Molds are simple, microscopic organism, present everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Molds are fungi and are needed to break down debis in the environment. For molds to grow and reproduce, they need only one organic food source material, such as leaves, wood, paper and moisture. Molds grow by digesting the organic material; they gradually destroy whatever they grow on. Mold growth on surfaces can often be seen in the form of discoloration frequently green, brown, gray and black. Molds release countless tiny, lightweight spores, which travel through the air.
Can Mold become a problem in my home? – Molds will grow and multiply whenever conditions are right; sufficient moisture is available and organic material is present. Be on the lookout in your home for sources of indoor moisture that may lead to mold growth. Some examples are, leaky roofs, sprinkler spray hitting the house, overflow of sewer Dry, hacking cough; Nose or throat irritation; Respiratory problems such as difficulty breathing and shortness of breath; Eye irritation; Memory problems; headaches; mood swings; nosebleeds, body aches and fevers are reported occasionally in mold cases, but their cause is not understood.
Who is at greater risk when exposed to mold? – Exposure to mold is not healthy for anyone in a contaminated area. Therefore, it is always best to identify and correct high moisture conditions quickly before mold grows and health problems develop. Some people may have more severe symptoms or become ill more rapidly than others. Infants and young children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and people with respiratory problems such as allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivy are especially susceptible.
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