Black mold allowed to grow in a home or office environment can cause severe health problems for the inhabitants. Let’s take a look at five health problems caused by mold.

  1. Single exposure or prolonged exposure to toxic black mold can produce allergic reactions including migraine headaches, sneezing, runny nose (often bleeding), red itchy eyes, and severe skin rashes.
  2. Exposure to toxic black mold can cause asthma attacks in asthmatics allergic to mold.
  3. Toxic black mold can irritate eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs, even if you are not asthmatic.
  4. Breathing in toxic black mold may cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a disease resembling bacterial pneumonia. In people with weak or suppressed immune systems infections may occur.
  5. Exposure to toxic black mold can cause difficulty in breathing.