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Can Black Mold Make You Sick? Illnesses Caused by Mold
Mold exposure can cause great risks to your overall health, and as years go by researchers have found more and more links to health conditions and mold (particularly black mold). When you are exposed to black mold in your home, your risk of health complications rises as the time of exposure increases. The possible conditions that could affect someone that has been exposed to black mold could be asthma, allergies or even autoimmune diseases. Does black mold sound dangerous to you yet?
Can Long-Term Exposure to Black Mold Lead to Mold in Your Lungs?
Concerns about mold and its effects are becoming more common with many health care providers, especially allergists and immunologists frequently faced with patients suffering from mold-conditions. Mold can become toxic to your health when mold spores are released into the air. The danger of mold spores in your air is the potential for one to breathe in these spores, trapping them in the confinements of your lungs. People at risk of developing symptoms after the mold has entered their lungs includes those who suffer from asthma, AIDs, leukemia, lymphoma, tuberculosis or cystic fibrosis.
Mold Toxicity Symptoms
The symptoms of mold exposure can differ depending on the person affected. Mold illness affects multiple systems in your body leading to a range of potential symptoms that one could be faced with when exposed to mold. If you are suffering from one or multiple of these symptoms you could be suffering from mold toxicity.
Shortness of Breath
What Illnesses Does Black Mold Cause
The presence of toxic indoor black mold is clearly a detriment to human health. Researchers have done extensive studies on the links between some health conditions and exposure to black mold. In a study conducted, researchers found a group of nine family members that were living in a home with mold had a more elevated prevalence of autoimmune conditions than people who were not exposed to mold. Another group found that they experienced a plethora of mucosal irritation, neurological, skin, and allergic symptoms. The reality of the situation is that when you are exposed to black mold you have the heightened potential to develop certain health conditions that can be quite damaging to your health.
Asthma & Allergies
Two potential health conditions that one can develop from black mold exposure include asthma and allergies. It is estimated that approximately 10% of the population has IgE antibodies to common inhalant mold, meaning that a reaction will occur when they come into contact with the mold or mold spores in the environment. Allergies to mold are among the most prevalent health conditions developed from black mold exposure. Another health condition that could form from exposure to black mold is asthma. Asthma, although it is due to an allergic reaction, is not as strongly linked to mold as allergies are researchers have found. Mold-induced asthma is more prevalently found in children that are exposed to mold in their home or personal environment. Recent studies have found that infants at risk of developing asthma are those exposed to high concentrations of mold in the first year of life.
In recent years, an increase in mold exposure has been linked to the development of autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases are caused by your body’s immune system attacking healthy cells in your body by mistake. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases that can be a potential health risk. So, what exactly elicits the development of autoimmune diseases in people? According to the Lupus Foundation of America, no one knows for sure why certain people develop lupus, but the general consensus is that black mold can play a role in developing Lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
Mold & Mildew Remover to Help Improve Health
Mold in your home can pose a danger to your overall health when exposed to the black mold for a long period of time. When you identify mold in your home or start to develop mold-related symptoms you need to start preparing a plan of attack to remove the mold and mildew that has formed. First, once you have identified the mold you want to make sure that you contain the mold in one area so that it does not spread throughout your home. Second, you will want to contact a mold remediation specialist to come and properly remove the mold from your home’s surfaces, whether it be on a wall or on the flooring. Lastly, you want to make sure that you treat your home’s air to remove any mold spores that were released into the air. Using the EnviroKlenz Mobile UV System in your home is a sure way of protecting your air and yourself from mold spores floating in your indoor air. The EnviroKlenz Mobile UV System uses a two-stage filtration with a patented earth mineral air cartridge that effectively removes odors and chemicals that come into contact with the cartridge, as well as a hospital-grade HEPA filter that removes particulates up to 0.3 microns in size. This includes microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and mold spores that get collected on the HEPA filter, ensuring it is not re-released back into your air. The added benefit of this air purification system is the ultraviolet germicidal radiation (UVC lights) that are located above the HEPA, providing the system the ability to shine the UVC lights on the HEPA to kill these organisms effectively.
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“Months after the 2017 Forest Fire Season, previously known as summertime in western Montana, that fine particulate we all breathed for weeks on end continues to be problematic. Persistent sinus issues, in particular, have become a norm. We are planning a big push to introduce our patient population to the Enviro-Klenz family of air-filtration products. The folks at EnviroKlenz have developed an affiliate program that brings long-term benefits to the practitioner as well as the patient; and, they responded immediately to our ask for support, by developing a data sheet specifically for the wood-smoke aspects of their filtration systems. Enviro-Klenz is a responsible and responsive company I am delighted to be working with.”
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