Have you suspected a mold issue in your Scottsdale home for some time now? If so, have you wondered if mold is really that dangerous? The answer to that question is yes, it can be, especially if you have some pre-existing health conditions. The team at Zona Restoration is here to answer that question in more detail. Keep reading below to learn just how dangerous mold can be for your health and the health of your loved ones.

How Bad Is Mold For Your Health?

Wide Range of Symptoms

Exposure to mold can cause a wide range of symptoms or none at all. It simply depends on the individual and how their body reacts to this fungus. Minor symptoms include stuffy nose, wheezing, red and itchy eyes, and skin rashes. Severe reactions include fever, shortness of breath, upper respiratory tract symptoms, and increased asthma reactions.

Severe Health Effects

According to the CDC, many studies have shown there are severe, adverse health effects of living in a home with mold. These health problems include:

  • Memory loss, lethargy, and a rare condition in infants called acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, or HP, a lung disease that causes inflammation of the lung tissue, making it difficult to breathe

Who Is Most at Risk?

While mold may or may not cause the health problems listed above, there are individuals who are at a higher risk of having these types of adverse health effects. If they have any of the following health problems, it’s imperative that they have professional mold testing conducted in their home as soon as possible.

  • Allergies
  • Immune suppression
  • Underlying lung disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • COPD
  • Asthma

Protect Your Family Today

For professional mold inspections, testing, or removal and remediation, choose the experts at Zona Restoration. Call us today at (480) 656-3999 to request a free estimate. Take advantage of our other home remediation services such as fire and smoke remediation, asbestos inspections, whole home remodeling, plumbing repairs, and lead testing and removal.  

Source: “Basic Facts about Mold and Dampness.” Web article. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 11 Aug. 2020. Web. 29 Jan. 2021.