Thursday, October 28, 2010

What is a Mold Inspector?

Hiring a professional mold inspector may be one of the most important steps to take to help your family have better health. This is especially true when your family have been complaining of a list of strange symptoms, often including respiratory. Mold inspectors know exactly what to look for to find all the hidden spots in your potential home that may be harboring mold spores, especially toxic black mold, which can cause a variety of devastating health effects on everyone in your family - young and old.

Check with your local Better Business Bureau to ensure that the mold inspector is a professional. They should have testimonials from families whom they've helped. Once you've determined that mold is present, often mold remediation or removal is necessary. Depending on the extent of the mold contamination, you may need professional mold removal, or you might be able to (carefully!) handle the job of removing the mold yourself.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

How Mold Could be Affecting Your Health - Symptoms

How do you know if you've been exposed to toxic black mold, or other types of mold in your home, workplace, or school? Sometimes, the best way of knowing is by listening to the signals your body is sending out.

Depending on which experts you talk to, some of the following diseases can be caused by or exacerbated by exposure to mold:

  • lung disease
  • cancer
  • brain damage

Obviously, this brief list shows that mold exposure and mold related illness is not to be taken lightly. As mold invades your body, mycotoxins are relased. Mycotoxins are basically poisons that make you sicker and sicker. If you have chronic health problems that seem to be consistenly misdiagnosed, you might want to look to mold as a possible cause of such problems.

Initially, your body will react to breathing in those mold spores with symptoms such as: sniffling, sneezing, itchiness, headache, watery eyes and irritated eyes. Even your allergies might be due to mold.

If you're concerned about possible mold exposure, take the necessary steps to check for mold infestations in your home. Speak to your doctor about possible treatments for mold related illness.

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