Molds and Water Damage

The Health Consequences of Molds

Black Mold

Water Damage that has been left untreated cause mold growth which in effect can seriously affect the health. (Photo Credits)

When water damage is left on its own, molds can grow as fast as within 48 hours, causing illnesses within the occupants of a home or a building.

The Washington Times published an opinion piece on the ill effects of molds into human health.

“I should have been the poster child for health and fitness, but instead, I was plagued almost daily with debilitating migraines and chronic fatigue. Ten minutes into the exercise classes I was instructing, it felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t get enough air, and I was scared. I knew something was terribly wrong. Our son, Rocco, was sick with constant allergies, anemia, and severe asthma. My husband had symptoms similar to mine; headaches, fatigue and insomnia. Doctors told us we were just too busy — which was true — so we ignored the blatant message our bodies were sending and chalked it up to being overworked. Although we never saw it, toxic mold had been growing between the walls of our home. The air circulating through the house became a slow killer. A toxicologist concluded that Ted and I had four types of mold in our blood and diagnosed me with pre-emphysema. He took out his little prescription pad and wrote these words: ‘Get out of the house!’”

Read the rest of the opinion piece here.

Water Damage and Molds

Puro Clean also warned that it is not only humans who will get sick with mold-related illnesses.

“While the dangers of mold to humans are well known, not many people realize that toxic mold can also endanger the health of our pets. Although only a handful of mold species are toxic to people and pets, the most common type – toxic black mold – can bring serious illnesses and even death to people and pets. Mold spores enter pets’ bodies by inhalation in areas where mold is present. In most cases, mold develops in damp, warm and dark places, usually after a flooding occurred. It may be visible (on the exterior of walls) but it can also hide behind walls and underneath floors, where it’s difficult to detect or remove. If your home has experienced a flood, it’s best to call in a mold remediation company to inspect and eliminate any traces of mold if there are any.”

Read the rest of the post here.

Surviving Toxic Mold meantime warned about remediating mold problems without the help of professionals. Emergency Water Removal San Diego  

“OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is a federal agency that gives strong warnings against recommending the use of liquid Bleach for mold remediation or even cleaning any kind of mold/mildew and most recently, The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has since edited their “A brief guide to mold and moisture and your home” so that it now excludes their previously stated use of bleach as a remedy to kill mold.  If these ruling agencies are making strong statements and retracting from previous advice given that tells us that they have used govt money to fund some pretty extensive laboratory studies.  Let these studies be a warning to us all.  NOT to use bleach around toxic mold.”

Check out the rest of the post here.

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