Mold, a feared and potentially toxic fungi, can come in a variety of species, sizes, colors, and health effects upon exposure. Typically, mold is found in places with high humidity, excess moisture, and dark environments – this is why basements, kitchens, laundry rooms, and even cars develop mold growth in these areas. The key ingredient for mold to grow is moisture, and just the littlest bit of moisture is sufficient for mold to actively grow.
When the mold growth process occurs, it will initiate the development and spreading of mold spores throughout the environment. Mold spores are the hazardous components to mold, as it can become easily ingested or inhaled into the human body and can elicit reactions and/or health effects including respiratory issues, particularly for asthma and allergy sufferers. Mold spores are extremely small and can literally be everywhere – controlling moisture is the key to preventing this from occurring and removing the sources of these desirable conditions.
What Health Problems are Caused by Mold
The dangers of mold in car can be high, especially when mold is present in a small, confined environment. When people spend a lot of time in an environment that is contaminated by mold there is a high probability of experiencing significant health problems from the mold exposure. The first sign of mold exposure will include a bout of symptoms that can include the following:
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Redness of the eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Skin irritation, or rash
The severity of these symptoms can range depending on a variety of factors such as the species of mold (black mold), the long-term health effects (respiratory issues, asthma, and lung issues), and other health issues.
Once you determine that mold is in fact growing inside your car, the next thing you will want to figure out is how do I get mold out of my car? The best way to remove mold from a car is to use a solution that will both eliminate the mold-generated VOCs, as well as eliminate the odor associated with mold. The EnviroKlenz Everyday Odor Eliminator does both of those things, with a patented earth mineral technology that is highly reactive against a broad spectrum of noxious odors, chemical odors, and VOCs, it breaks it down and neutralizes these compounds at the source. The Everyday Odor Eliminator can easily be applied onto the mold surfaces inside the car, by placing one-part EnviroKlenz and four-parts warm water into a spray bottle and directly spraying the solution onto any water-safe surface (dashboards, center consoles, carpets, and fabric upholstered seats – DO NOT use on leather seats).