Mold exposure can cause severe symptoms if you have any of the following conditions:
- seasonal or chronic allergies.
- a mold-specific allergy.
- cystic fibrosis.
- weakened immune system.
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
- immunodeficiency disorders.
What health problems are caused by mold?
Mold exposures have a variety of health effects depending on the person. Some people are more sensitive to mold than others. Exposure to mold can cause a number of health issues such as; throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, cough and wheezing, as well as skin irritation in some cases.
How do you know if mold is making you sick?
If your Total Body Burden is high, or you are genetically predisposed to recycling toxins, regular exposure to mold can cause allergy symptoms, such as:
- Wheezing/shortness of breath.
- Watery eyes.
- Runny nose.
- Itchy eyes.
- Redness of the eyes.
- Long standing or frequent sinusitis.
Is black mold dangerous?
Black mold may not be toxic, but it can be an allergenic. Nigrospora is an example of a black colored mold. There is no evidence it is toxic to humans or other living organisms. The most common black mold is Cladosporium, which has no known toxic side effects.
Can black mold kill you?
The short answer for most healthy people is no, black mold won’t kill you and is unlikely to make you sick.