10 Signs You Have Been Exposed to Toxic Mold!

When mold appears in one household, it can appear everywhere in leaking walls, in the corners, in drywall, under the sink, in the basement, at the shower curtain, and so on.

It is really a troublesome issue that can happen to any household and cause many health issues.

According to researchers, the Christmas trees can also breed mold, leaving millions of spores into the room and hence causing winter allergies and asthma attacks. Just after two weeks, the indoor air quality drops six-fold as a result of the Christmas tree decoration.

Mold is classified in more than 1,000 types, and experts classify them on how they affect the people and the other living things. So, here below are some of them:

  1. Allergenic Molds

These types of molds are not extremely harmful, as a matter of fact they are the least threatening ones, and however they mainly affect children because they are more susceptible to these allergies. The asthma symptoms get more aggravatedand cause problems to people with a predisposed allergy to a specific kind of mold.

  1. Pathogenic Molds

Pathogenic molds can lead to numerous infections and are highly harmful if the person is suffering from weak immunity. Persons exposed to these mold types can develop an acute response similar to bacterial pneumonia.

  1. Toxigenic Molds

This type of mold produces mycotoxins which can lead to serious health effects, such as cancer and immune suppression. Unfortunately, they are quickly absorbed in the body through direct contact, being inhaled or ingested.

According to Dr. Mercola the following types of mold are the most common indoor molds:

  • Common Indoor Mold Types
  1. Aspergillus

It is frequently found in house dust where there is warm and highly damp climate. It produces mycotoxins thus resulting in lung infections.

  1. Penicillium

This type of mold thrives in carpets, decaying fabrics, wallpapers, and fiberglass, duct insulation which can lead to allergies and asthma. Certain species, such as the antibiotic penicillin, produce mycotoxins.

  1. Cladosporium

It is a common fungus which grows on textiles, wood, and other damp, porous materials, and triggers symptoms similar to asthma and fever.

  1. Stachybotrys

This mold is otherwise known as “the black mold” which produces mycotoxins which can lead to numerous health concerns like severe breathing difficulties and bleeding of the lungs. It can be traced on wood and paper, but not on linoleum, tiles, or concrete.

  1. Alternaria

Commonly is found in the mouth, nose, and upper respiratory tract causing allergic reactions.

Mold illness is actually a set of numerous health conditions which are triggered by exposure to mold.

 “Although a mold allergy is the most common problem caused by exposure to mold, mold can cause illness without an allergic reaction. Mold can also cause infections or irritant and toxic reactions. Infections caused by mold can lead to a variety of problems from flu-like symptoms to skin infections and even pneumonia. “

Mold toxicity is regarded as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) which is another serious health condition.

Ritchie Shoemaker, MD, author of Surviving Mold: Life in the Era of Dangerous Buildings, CIRS is:

“an acute and chronic, systemic inflammatory response acquired following exposure to the interior environment of a water-damaged building with resident toxigenic organisms, including, but not limited to fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes, and Mycobacterium as well as inflammagens…”

Here below are the most commons symptoms of mold illness:

  1. Eye Issues such as Red Eyes or Light Sensitivity
  2. Tremors and Vertigo
  3. Fatigue and Weakness
  4. Temperature Regulation or Night Sweats
  5. Increased Urination and Excessive Thirst
  6. Headaches, Memory Problems, Trouble Focusing, Brain Fog.
  7. Tingling sensation and numbness
  8. Unexplained Muscle Cramps and Pain, Joint Pain, Persistent Nerve Pain
  9. Asthma and Sinus Problems like Coughs or Shortness of Breath
  10. Digestive Issues, including Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea, Nausea, Appetite Loss

Watch the video below and find more data on the disastrous effects of mold exposure and ways how to fight back:

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Dr. Mercola