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Mold Exposure Treatments

Mold Exposure Treatments There are a wide variety of treatment options for mold exposure. Genetics, finances, circumstances, and individual physical needs play a role in determining the best option. The following is an overview designed to stimulate further research rather than suggest a specific protocol. Natural Options (often integrated with conventional medical therapies): CholestePure is often suggested as a natural option for those who cannot tolerate or want to avoid cholestyramine. Garlic, oil of oregano, pau...

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Prevent and Treat Mold Allergies

Prevent and Treat Mold Allergies Mold can be present in almost any place that is warm, damp and humid. Mold is a type of fungus that grows in filaments and reproduces via spores. These spores are present in the air and they eventually make their way to your nose. This triggers an allergic reaction that can cause symptoms like sneezing, itching, a runny nose, eye irritation, a cough, congestion, post-nasal drip and asthma. In fact, prolonged exposure can lead to immune suppression and progressive lung conditions. Mild mold...

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Battles With Mold

Here are a couple of graphic photos that hopefully will emphasize our messages about mold.  Our daughter has been seriously ill from exposure to mold and its accompanying spores and it has been a long, hard process for us to identify the causes of our mold allergies, and to find ways to effectively deal with it. Please review some of our other blog articles about this scourge and if you feel that you are being exposed, take the steps to remedy the situation immediately.  See the blog...

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Black Mold is Dangerous

Black Mold is Dangerous Just the mere mention of the term “black mold” is often enough to terrify a homeowner and rightly so. Black mold is also known as stachybotrys chartarum. It is a fairly common mold and can produce potent toxins. Like other types of mold, stachybotrys requires a moist environment to thrive. Black mold will grow in any part of a home where it can find sufficient dampness. Areas of a home that are often damp and humid include basements and crawl spaces that have leaks as well as bathrooms....

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Moisture and Mold: Are They Damaging Your Health?

Moisture and Mold: Are They Damaging Your Health? Does Your Home Have Excessive Moisture? If you’ve ever lived in an old house, chances are you’ve had some sort of encounter with damp. But, even poorly designed new buildings or internal water leaks can leave you facing a damp problem. Poorly ventilated bathrooms are often a haven for excess moisture in the home, and this can lead to a damp problem and mold growth. The tell-tale sign of a damp problem is often a musty, stale smell. On further inspection, a patch of affected wall or ceiling...

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Ways Mold Can Ruin Your Life

Ways Mold Can Ruin Your Life A Destroying Fungus Mold is more common than we’d like to realize, and while it may not impact us on a daily basis, it’s possible that this pesky fungus will eventually come and kick us in the butt. Even if you don’t think about it often, there are many ways that mold can have a negative impact on your life. However, when you’re more aware of the potential dangers it possesses, you have a better chance of getting ahead of it. Check out the following four ways that mold can ruin your...

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Pets And Mold

Pets And Mold Mold-Inviting Scenarios in the Life and Home of a Pet Owner While the most ideal locations for mold to grow are kitchens, bathrooms, and basements—as they generally provide mold spores daily access to a bountiful supply of decaying organic material (dirt, dust, sweat, food, urine, hair, body oils, etc.)—mold will grow wherever its needs are even remotely met. With the potential of microscopic mold spores naturally teeming in the thousands (if not millions) inside and outside the home, it...

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Household Mold Exposure Symptoms

Household Mold Exposure Symptoms What are the Symptoms of Mold Exposure? When a person feels ill they may not immediately consider the cause to be mold. Mold can and does cause serious health problems in many people. Exposure to mold has several symptoms including: A skin rash:Although you may think that the skin can only become inflamed by direct contact with the mold this isn’t always the case. You can develop redness in your skin simply from inhaling the fumes from the mold.  Eye irritation: Mold can cause both...

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Symptoms Of Mold In The Home

Symptoms Of Mold In The Home Signs of an Unhealthy Home When it comes to mold, the most commonly discussed topics are moisture and the effects of mold on the health of the home’s residents. While moisture and health concerns are vital symptoms of mold that can’t be ignored, it is still important that the homeowner or renter be prepared to recognize the presence of mold long before excessive moisture and bad health set off alarms. Think of your home like you would your own body. When you’re ill, your body displays...

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