What Are All The Different Molds?

Dear George,

What are all the different molds and what health problems do they cause?



Dear Curious,

Bye Bye Mold™ is good–really good–at mold inspections.

But you should know that doctors, scientists and lawyers have been fighting over the answer to your question for years. Even when doctors and scientists find definitive links, determining causation in a way that satisfies the courts is difficult, if not impossible.

There are thousands of types of mold–far more than we can do justice to in a small paragraph here. But we do host a mold glossary, which you can explore here: https://byebyemold.com/mold-glossary/

Heath effects of moldy environments vary because most reactions are allergic in nature, even though some molds produce poisonous mycotoxins.

Because they’re toxins, most mycotoxins have very specific documented responses, though how people respond may vary in degree, with the infirm, infants, and the elderly having the most severe response.

We can generalize here and say mold triggers allergic reactions ranging from wheezing, sneezing, shortness of breath, skin rashes, upper respiratory irritation, coughing, eye irritation, headaches, and lethargy. However, mold exposure research continues, and all symptoms may not be limited to those listed here.

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