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Mold Exposure – How Vulnerable Are You?


Mold exposure can be dangerous to your health and can impact residents in Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni.

Inhaling or touching mold or mildew may have hazardous health effects. But, not everyone may be adversely affected by molds. Those who have other allergies or existing respiratory conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, or other lung diseases are more susceptible to the effects of mold exposure.

People with an impaired or weakened immune system will have severe reactions to molds. Pregnancy, autoimmune disease, AIDS, or diabetes are medical conditions that can weaken your immune system. Infants, small children, and elderly people are also vulnerable to mold contamination.

The Effects 0f Breathing Mold Or Mildew

Allergy Effects of Breathing Mold or Mildew

Mold exposure may sometimes cause allergic reactions. You may have a runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, or a sore throat. You may also suffer from a headache, fatigue, or have skin irritations such as red itchy skin or rash.

Even other airborne allergens like pollen or dust mites may trigger these symptoms. It can be difficult to identify the specific cause behind the allergic reactions.

Airborne mold spores can be dangerous to your health.

Allergic Asthma Effects of Breathing Mold or Mildew

Fungal allergen exposure through molds may cause asthma. Research has identified a relationship between severity of asthma and total dampness and mold growth.

There are with mold. The role of home dampness and molds as the cause of respiratory symptoms have also been studied. In asthma patients, thus, molds may aggravate the disease. However, there is inadequate evidence to determine the association between fungal exposure and the development of asthma.

Infections Effects of Breathing Mold Or Mildew

Pacific Decontamination Services offer a safe alternative.  If you are immunocompromised, you may be a victim of fungal infections and other sicknesses. Pulmonary aspergillosis is an infection that happens in lung cavities.  And its symptoms are pneumonia, headache, bone pain, and weight loss.

Another infection is Aspergilloma, and it can happen with symptoms such as cough and weight loss.  It is a growth that develops in an area of past lung disease or lung scarring such as tuberculosis.  Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) happens when the immune system overreacts to the fungus. It happens very rarely in people with a normal immune system. The condition may worsen underlying health conditions like asthma or cystic fibrosis. It may also result in weight loss.

Toxin-Mediated Conditions

Black mold is toxic. Mycotoxins are chemicals produced by molds. The ingestion, inhalation, or dermal contact of mycotoxins can be toxic under some circumstances.  At high doses, they may affect a variety of metabolic processes. There are serious side effects when breathing mold. But, there is no compelling evidence that exposure at levels expected in most mold-contaminated indoor environments is likely to result in measurable health effects.  Hence, more research is needed to explain the health implications of mycotoxin exposure in indoor environments.

How Can You Neutralize Mold?

We neutralize your mold by applying our eco-friendly, safe chemical into your home, attic, crawlspace, or basement. Depending on the job, we apply our formula by spray, mist, foam, or fog. We do not use a tent. The average time of our on-site service is approximately one hour. An additional four hours is required to achieve maximum effectiveness. We ask that you stay out of the premise for approximately 5 hours in total. Read more about how we work.

Pacific Decontamination Services uses the world’s strongest, most effective and safe antimicrobial disinfectant, deodorization and chemical decontaminate. Our professional application will eliminate up to 99.99999% of any allergen, germ, bacteria or fungus that it touches. AND as powerful as it is, it is also completely safe.

What do you do next? How do you solve the challenge of mold and associated health hazards?

Call Pacific Decontamination Services at 778-269-0208 or email us!

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