Mold: What Are The Symptoms Of Mold In Your Home?

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LocalNet360-Mold-related health problems, while uncommon, can be extremely serious. Mold is ubiquitous. That is, mold is everywhere outdoors. However, mold is a serious problem when it becomes concentrated in an indoor environment where people are living 24/7 and breathing indoor air that can be contaminated with fungal growth. Even in a business space where you may be ingesting contaminated air for 8 hours every day can have dire health consequences for you and your business colleagues.


Mold is a group of over 200, 000 species of fungi. Mold and mildew are especially serious for:
• Children, pregnant, elderly and for pets
• People with allergies, HIV, upper respiratory diseases and immune-compromised individuals
• People who are sick or ill

The population at highest health risks from fungal growth is children, elderly and pets. People with HIV, allergies, upper respiratory problems, or people who are immuno-compromised are more susceptible to mold. If family members are in any of these categories, it is highly recommended that you contact a mold professional so that your home is remediated correctly.


People will react differently to mold but the dose response, that is, the amount of contaminated air inhaled in the lung, will have a major impact on how concentrated the mold is, how long you are exposed over time and the respiratory rate.

The Institute of Medicine, the medical arm of the National Academy of Science in Washington DC, found an association between mold and specific health effects, such as:
• Asthma
• Upper respiratory tract symptoms
• Cough
• Wheeze

Many other symptoms have been described. For example, headaches, nasal bleeds and conjunctivitis have also been mentioned among other symptoms but the four symptoms listed above are the ones that have been scientifically demonstrated to date.

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Mary O'Hara holds a Masters of Public Health and has numerous certifications in mold remediation, fire restoration, lead remediation, and fire damage restoration. She spent 25 years as a health care executive with leading health care organizations in Minneapolis, Seattle, St Louis, and Tampa. She started her first health care related business in 2005 in Florida and is a senior partner in a Disaster Restoration Business serving Florida. In 2010, Mary added a mold assessor course and certification to assist with scientific enquiry of residential and commercial building problems.

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