While some people appear to suffer no ill effects from exposure to damp and mouldy conditions, others experience adverse symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, and even skin irritation.
Although uncommon, studies and testing have demonstrated that some people develop severe reactions, such as fever and difficulty breathing, when exposed to mould. Patients whose immune systems have been compromised and those who have been diagnosed with chronic lung disease such as COPD or emphysema can develop serious infections of the lungs if exposed to mould.
The only sure method to predict the degree of severity of the health risks associated with mould in the home is professional testing. Every individual is unique, so their susceptibility to the effects of mould, as well as any symptoms and health risks may vary, depending on the exact type of mould they were exposed to.
At Wilcox Inspections, we review conditions within your home that could contribute towards the creation or worsening of a mould problem, and help find solutions to remedy those conditions and problems. Contact us today to learn more about our mould testing services in Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford, or to book an appointment.