Mold can be hazardous to your health. Here in Florida, where we have high humidity year-round and warm temperatures, we are especially vulnerable to mold.
- Mold can cause mild to severe illnesses
- Mold can be prevented by a qualified, experienced mold restoration company like Accutech
What the Center For Disease Control (CDC) says about mold:
“While certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce toxins (specifically mycotoxins), the molds themselves are not toxic, or poisonous. Hazards presented by molds that may produce mycotoxins should be considered the same as other common molds which can grow in your house. There is always a little mold everywhere – in the air and on many surfaces. There are very few reports that toxigenic molds found inside homes can cause unique or rare health conditions such as pulmonary hemorrhage or memory loss.”
“In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children.”
Follow this link (http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/43325/E92645.pdf) for a free eBook published by the World Health Organization about dampness and mold.
More About Mold In Homes And Businesses In Sarasota And Surrounding Areas
It’s vital that you stay atop any potential mold growth in your home. At Accutech, we have state-of-the-art mold detecting equipment and IICRC-trained and certified mold technicians that can kill mold and keep your family free of danger. The CDC details further the risks of mold and recommends how to deal with it.
“Other recent studies have suggested a potential link of early mold exposure to development of asthma in some children, particularly among children who may be genetically susceptible to asthma development, and that selected interventions that improve housing conditions can reduce morbidity from asthma and respiratory allergies, but more research is needed in this regard.”
“A common-sense approach should be used for any mold contamination existing inside buildings and homes. The common health concerns from molds include hay fever-like allergic symptoms. Certain individuals with chronic respiratory disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, asthma) may experience difficulty breathing. Individuals with immune suppression may be at increased risk for infection from molds. If you or your family members have these conditions, a qualified medical clinician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment. For the most part, one should take routine measures to prevent mold growth in the home.”
Why Risk It? Contact The Experts In Sarasota At Accutech
As a part of your routine home, business or commercial property maintenance plan, you should include mold inspections to keep your family, employees or renters clear of any potential mold-related illnesses. Sarasota has long relied on the professionals at Accutech, a mold restoration company that guarantees its work in writing and is always available to answer any questions you might have.