The appearance of mold is the biggest nightmare for many people as once they appear they can spread really fast and almost everywhere.
They are not easily visibleas they can appear in our plants, fruit baskets, or the shower curtain. The presence of mold is very bad for your health as it can enter our body.
What is mold?
It is a microorganism that develops in moist environment or in facilities that are poorly ventilated, hot and humid. It can be greenish or whitish with a microscopic size. As mentioned before it can be very harmful for the overall health as it can cause health issues likerespiratory issues or allergic symptoms.
There is not only one type of mold but in fact 1000 types of mold which can appear in your home. Scientists have ranked the molds as per the influence on people and other living beings.
Categories of Molds
In most cases the reason of allergies lies in the presence of mold in the area where the affected person resides. In general the molds that we shall present are not extremely dangerous for the people, only persons with breathing issues and children can experience the negative side effects of the presence of mold. Likewise, people with allergies or asthma can be very much influenced by this fungus which can aggravate the already existing breathing problem.
This type of mold is commonly accountable for the appearance of infections. Persons who have poor immunity are more sensitive to this type of mold which can easily turn into a bacterial pneumonia reaction.
This is the mold which is very dangerous for the human body as it releases harmful mycotoxins. These substances are accountable for immune suppression and cancer. Toxigenic molds can easily enter the body when consumed, inhaled, or even touched.
The well-known osteopath Dr. Mercola generalizes the 5 most common molds. Here they are:
5 Common Molds
It is found in hot, humid climates, and very much commonly found in house dust. This mold is toxigenic which is accountable for the occurrence of lung infections in humans.
This type of mold is present in the mouth, nose, and respiratory tract and can easily cause allergic reactions.
This mold is commonly present in wood, textiles, and also in wet and porous materials. When the body is being affected by it, it can cause hay fever and symptoms resembling asthma.
It is present on carpets, rotting fabrics, wallpaper and insulation of fiberglass ducts. This mold creates mycotoxins like penicillin that can be dangerously allergenic.
This last mold is black in appearance, but it is very toxic. It can cause bleeding of the lungs and trigger serious breathing difficulties. It is present on paper or wood; however it is not so common in homes.
The presence of mold can trigger various diseases; therefore you need to be aware of the symptoms that the body sends.
It can appear as a result of the exposure of one or more molds. The common manifestation of a mold disease is allergy to mold, but it can cause other diseases without allergic reactions. The presence of molds can be accountable for pneumonia, flu-like symptoms, and skin infections. However, it can also cause irritations, infections or toxic reactions.
These micro-organisms should not be ignored as they can be harmful and because of that we need to monitor the reactions of our body. The body will send us signals and we should not ignore them.
Signs of Mold Disease:
Coughing or shortness of breath
Metal taste in the mouth
Vertigo and tremor
Tingling and stinging
Digestive issues such as nausea, change of appetite, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and so on.
Excessive thirst and higher urge for urination
Fatigue and weakness
Memory and concentration disorders
Muscle cramps, muscle or joint pains
Red eyes or sensitivity to light
If you experience some of these signs make sure to consult a doctor. It is of vital importance to clean small and large surfaces affected by mold on regular basis in order to avoid further formation of mold in your home.