Mold Illness

Dear George,

I have molds, black, white, copper and shades in between. how do I determine health risks?


Sick, moldy patient

Dear Sick,

A professional mold assessment can determine the specific species of molds which have infiltrated your home.

Certain molds such as Stachybotrys chartarum are well documented to have negative health effects, and this should be noted in the lab reports; additionally, individuals exposed to mycotoxins frequently develop varying degrees of allergy to other variants , so that responses to different types of mold vary depending on the individual.

So in addition to relying on the lab report, an allergist or specialist can help you determine which of the molds you specifically are responding to. Be aware that mold exposure–like any antigen– will often cause an immune response to exist where none existed before.

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