Mold affects people in a variety of ways. The most common effect of the mold actually has no effect at all. This may surprise you, but the fact is that most people are not allergic nor affected by most molds. The problem is that most people are also affected by certain particular molds. The issue, therefore, does not have you been exposed to mold but have you been exposed to the type of mold that will have an affect on you.
Of course this is primarily the case for limited exposure. Those that are saturated with exposure can become affected by molds that they normally would not be affected by, due to the large quantity. Going down the same line of reasoning those same people wold also likely be affected the same way by any extraordinary amount of, or saturation of, exposure to poor air quality. In other words, it may not be the mold causing the effect because it is specifically mold. It may simply be an issue of overall air quality.That being said the symptoms of mold exposure varies greatly. Many of the factors include overall air quality as referenced above, specific types of mold, and the sensitivity of the individual affected. For those that are prone to mold symptoms some of the basic signs are breathing issues such as wheezing, restricted nasal air flow, irritated eyes, and other reactions similar to what is commonly referred to as “allergies”.More severe symptoms of mold exposure can include fever and difficulty breathing. The most important thing to do is to identify the problem before it becomes severe. It is important to monitor your body. If are feeling symptoms of mold exposure then you need to react accordingly. Remove yourself from exposure. The problem with the more severe mold symptoms is that it can lead to lung infections and much more serious health effects.The symptoms of mold exposure is a relatively new field of study, and hence the available documentation is limited. But in 2004 there was a study done that did positively connect mold exposure to increased illness in children and to increased breathing complications in adults.
For a completely thorough examination of mold see this link to the World Health Organization.There is also a more thorough treatment of this issue of the home page of this website. But as a review the symptoms of mold exposure can include: Breathing restriction or “issues” such as difficulty to breathe of even a wheezing sound while breathing.
- Unexplained headaches
- unexplained symptoms of the flu or of a cold yet you are not actually sick.
- Throat irritation that is not otherwise explained.
- Unexplained blood discharge from your nose on a regular basis.