There is most certainly a good chance that black mold can become hazardous to your health. The chances increase in those individuals that suffer from allergies, immune deficiencies, or respiratory problems such as asthma.
Most people will never have adverse symptoms of black mold, or from any type of mold. However, continued exposure to black mold can have some interactions with a persons health, even though this has not been scientifically proven through testing as of yet.
Mold exposure does not always create a health hazard indoors. However some people are sensitive to molds. These people may experience black mold symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation when exposed to molds. Some people may have more severe reactions to molds.
Severe Mold Reactions
Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. Immunocompromised persons and persons with chronic lung diseases like COPD are at increased risk for opportunistic infections and may develop fungal infections in their lungs.
As is becoming the case with many schools in high flood or extreme humid zones throughout the world. Any building that was constructed with the use of porous materials used in their construction can produce mold growths.
Many molds are non-harmful in most cases, including black mold. Although you will see the word “toxic” used in correlation with the term black mold in many media resources.
As discussed earlier in this section, the mold itself is only harmful, or “toxic” to those individuals that suffer from respiratory disorders, immune deficiency diseases, or allergies. These are the people that should be most concerned with feeling increased affects from black mold in general.
Black Mold in the Media
So, why then, are so many resources telling you that symptoms of black mold are indeed “toxic”? Let’s take a look at public media sources. . .
It is the media’s sole job to inform you of what is going on in the world at large. More often than not, world news can be quite boring, so to speak. These sources of information need to “beef” up their newscasts. And so, you will see an increase in shocking reports. And by delivering this type of newscast, more individuals are prone to “tune in” thereby increasing that particular news channel’s ratings.
The same is true for printed news resources such as local newspapers. With the increase of an “imagined” threat, more consumers are ready, and willing, to spend their money to make their families as safe as possible. Enter the outside companies ready to take that money for unnecessary cleaning supplies.
Of course, everyone wants to be healthy, and care for the health of their loved ones, but, that doesn’t mean others should take advantage of your caring nature. There are simple and very effective ways to rid your home of black mold which we will discuss later on in another chapter that won’t cost you hundreds of dollars.
With the research compiled for the content of this report, there is enough evidence to support the claim that only those with the above listed pre-existing health conditions should be concerned about the hazardous affects of black mold.
At this stage, with the available tests that have been performed on black mold, it is more of a household nuisance than one of serious health risk concern for most people across the world.
However, if you find that areas of black mold are growing at an increased rate, even if you are not someone affected by it, you may want to take steps to disinfect and clean these areas immediately before it becomes a problem for you.