Spring is here and the damp weather can bring lots of mold, you or a loved one could be allergic!
Molds are various types of fungi (singular = fungus) that grow in filaments and reproduce by forming spores. The term mildew is sometimes used to refer to some kinds of mold, particularly mold in the home with a white or grayish color or mold growing in shower stalls and bathrooms. Mold may grow indoors or outdoors and thrives in damp, warm, and humid environments.
- Mold may live indoors or outdoors and thrives in damp, warm, and humid environments.
- Although shower stalls and basements are typical moist areas prone to the growth of molds, any moist area in the household may harbor mold.
- Allergic reactions to mold are the most common health effects and risks of mold. Mold allergy symptoms and signs include
- watery eyes,
- runny nose,
- itchy eyes,
- skin irritation or rash,
- coughing, and
- redness of the eyes.
- The best way to prevent mold in residential areas is the control of moisture.
- There are no EPA or government standards that have been established for mold or mold spore levels in residential or commercial areas, so it is impossible to prove that a building or room is in compliance with any regulations concerning mold exposure.
If you expect you have a mold allergy, we can help. Schedule an appointment with one of our board certified allergists today!
Info from: medicinenet.com
Posted April, 11, 2016