What is Mold Illness? Signs you have Mold Illness
Mold is today one of the most common problems but sadly not many are aware of it. Let’s clear one thing, mold can grow anywhere. It doesn’t necessarily be under the sink or the basement. Surprisingly there are over 1000 different types of molds that can be seen in your house. Researches classify them based on the effect that they have on the human body.
Types of Molds
1. Allergenic Molds
Not very dangerous but they can be problematic for those who have a predisposed allergy to this mold. Asthma patients also may be hampered by this type of mold. Scientists believe that children are more allergic to molds when compared to adults.
2. Pathogenic Molds
This type of mold can lead to some infection and be life threatening for those suffering from suppressed immune system. People who are exposed to this type of mold might suffer from bacterial pneumonia.
3. Toxigenic Molds
This type of mold can lead to the production of mycotoxins. In the long run it can further lead to critical health disorders such as cancer and immuno suppression. There are toxic chemicals that are present in this type of mold. They can be absorbed by the human body when they eat, touch or inhale them.
The 5 most common indoor molds are:
- Alternaria: Found in nose, mouth and respiratory tract
- Aspergillus: Found in damp and warm climate
- Cladosporium: Grows on wood, porous materials, textiles, etc.
- Penicillium: Found on carpets, wallpapers, fabrics that are decaying as well as the fiberglass duct insulation
- Stachybotrys: Less common but found on cellulose products or wood
5 Signs of Mold Illness
- Weakness or Fatigue
- Muscle ache, cramping, joint pain or persistent nerve pain
- Tingling or Numbness in the body
- Light Sensitivity, Redness in the eye or other eye problems
- Shortness of Breath, Sinus or Asthma Problems