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Health Effects of Mold

If you think you might have mold in your home, then it’s in your best interest to investigate the situation! Mold has a horrible odor and can cause damage to your home, but worse than that, mold can have serious negative health effects on your body. If you are wondering what the mold health effects are, then keep reading. We will show you a couple of reasons why you should be concerned if you have mold in your home!

Mold Health Effects Newport News, Williamsburg

  • Allergies. If you are allergic to mold, you can suffer from common allergy symptoms, such as nasal congestion, itchy/watery eyes, runny nose, sore throat, cough, sneezing, and more.
  • Headaches. Mold can cause headaches. If you notice that you tend to have more headaches at home than when you’re away from home, mold could be the cause for that. No one likes headaches!
  • Serious Reactions. Some people can have much more serious reactions to mold, particularly if you have any lung or breathing problems. Mold can cause shortness of breath and even fevers.
  • Skin Rash and Itching. If you are allergic to mold, you can also develop rashes and irritations on your skin to mold. This can be uncomfortable and annoying at best.
  • Fatigue. Feeling tired at home lately? Mold could be to blame. Mold can cause fatigue and make you more tired.
  • Flu-like symptoms. Have you been experiencing symptoms that feel like the flu? Achy body, fever, sore throat, congested head? Mold could be taking this toll on your body.
  • Nose bleeds. You might not have thought of this, but mold can even cause nose bloods. Have you or a family member started getting nose bleeds at home recently?
  • Liver Damage. Mold can even be a problem for your liver! Mold can impact parts of your body that you might not think it’s directly exposed to.
  • Stomach Problems. Mold can irritate your stomach, causing nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and think you might have mold in your home, see a doctor and find a company (like us!) to come check your home for mold and take care of it. Mold remediation can be a difficult task, so you want to employ professionals with experience. If you have questions about mold health effects, please feel free to give us a call!

Sources
CDC Mold FAQs
Weather Channel- Mold Health Effects

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