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Mold Exposure Long-Term Side Effects

Published on January 05, 2024

While the short-term effects of mold growth indoors are well known, many folks don’t understand how mold testing in Vaughan affects long-term health and wellness outcomes. At MoldTech, we’ve been alerting homeowners to the importance of indoor air quality and the dangers of mold exposure through our comprehensive mold removal services. Whether we’re testing your attic, inspecting your bathroom or removing basement mold in Vaughan, the MoldTech team always has safety as our top priority. 

Understanding Mold Exposure

Mold Exposure Long-Term Side EffectsMold affects our bodies externally and internally. External mold exposure can result in problems with the skin and hair and may contribute to issues like psoriasis or other forms of dermatitis. Internal problems happen when spores, mold’s reproductive “seeds”, are breathed in or land on absorbent tissues like the eyes or nasal passages. Here, they cause irritation and inflammation and may cause a wide range of short and long-term reactions. 

Short-Term Health Risks of Mold Exposure

Most people react to the presence of mold with short-term symptoms that are alleviated by reducing or eliminating their exposure — sometimes, relief can come just from leaving an affected room. Common symptoms of mold allergy include: 

  • Itchy, watery eyes. 
  • Running or congested nose. 
  • Headache.
  • Coughing or wheezing. 

People living with pre-existing health conditions like asthma, COPD, or other respiratory diseases may find themselves more severely affected. At MoldTech, we especially recommend mold testing in Vaughan when there are children or elders in the home — age can increase the effect and danger of symptoms. 

Long-Term Health Risks of Mold Exposure

When it comes to living with mold over many months or years, the effects - and the risks - grow, which is why we always recommend prompt action when you discover mold growth at home. Prolonged exposure to mold spores can cause a type of poisoning known as mycotoxicosis, which primarily affects the lungs and respiratory system. As toxicity increases, professionals have reported usual infections, poor healing, cognitive effects, migraines, sensitivity to light, and increased fatigue. In several well-publicized incidents, mold exposure has led to hospitalization and even death. 

The Importance of Addressing Mold Exposure Promptly

To avoid the effects of mold exposure, the MoldTech team recommends two easily achieved actions. 

First, we suggest you have annual mold inspections or testing of your home to keep an eye on areas likely to develop mold growth. If you’ve had a recent flood or are planning a renovation, that’s a perfect time to test for mold in Vaughan. 

If you’ve already found or suspect mold growth at home, your next step is to call MoldTech ASAP. Our professional technicians will assess your home and book you in for whatever mold removal and remediation services you need. Prompt action helps keep mold spores from spreading or multiplying and has an immediate, positive effect on indoor air quality. 

To learn more about removing basement mold in Vaughan or having an attic mold inspection, call the MoldTech team to book your free visual mold inspection today. 

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