Mould: A Serious Health Hazard

Health Risk of Moulds

Health risks are present almost everywhere and that includes our home. In particular, mould inside our houses present a serious threat to our family’s health and carry risk of disease.

When it comes to mitigating health risks associated with mould, prevention is key.  Unlike some other common household irritants, exposure to mould can lead to serious and even fatal health complications, such as asthma and bronchitis.

Here are some of the health risks linked  to mould exposure:

  • Runny Nose
  • Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Rashes
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus Infection
  • Lung Infection/Irritation
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Pneumonia
  • Fatigue
  • Athsma
  • Bronchitis

Mould should not be taken lightly because it poses danger to anyone especially children, infants, old people and persons with pre-existing health conditions such as those who have respiratory disorders like asthma and emphysema.

Mould not only poses health risks to human beings, as it is also a common known irritant among pets, especially to small dogs and cats.

How do you determine if your pet is exposed to mould?  Common symptoms linked to mould irritation include the following:

  • Sores
  • Excessive scratching
  • Licking paws
  • Wheezing
  • Itchy ears
  • Runny nose

If your pets are experiencing any of the symptoms above, you might want to conduct a thorough check for any mould buildup in and around your home.

The best way to eradicate mould in homes is to call in the mould removal experts. A test is usually conducted first in order to determine the best measure to be used. If you are seeing signs of mould growth in any part of your home, take action immediately before you place your family’s health in danger. Contact Mould Doctor today for professional advice and assistance.

2016-06-13T08:17:53+00:00