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Clean Air Matters: The Dangers Of Mold

Learn all about the dangers of mold and “dirty air.”

Learn all about the dangers of mold and “dirty air.”

Clean air is often taken for granted, as many people don’t think much about the quality of the air they are breathing. Clean air is one of the highest necessities in life, and is very important for living a healthy life. Air pollution is typically associated with pollutants that hurt the ozone, but there is one substance that creates dirty air that can be very dangerous to our health- mold.

Mold and Dirty Air

Mold is a living organism that releases spores which travel through the air and breaks down dead matter. Mold is not a problem outdoors, as it returns nutrients back into the environment, but it can be dangerous inside a home where people breath in the dirty air all day long. When mold builds up indoors, which can happen quite quickly in a moist environment, people breathing in the air can experience mold allergies. These symptoms are similar to other types of allergies, including sneezing, congestion, runny nose, rashes or hives, itchiness, and watery eyes. While people want to avoid mold allergies at all costs, you may think that these symptoms aren’t so bad overall. However, people can also have severe reactions to mold, including allergic reactions, asthma, and respiratory conditions.

5 Categories Of Toxic Mold

Not all molds are toxic, but it’s important to know the five categories of toxic mold that are dangerous to humans’ health.

  • Stachybotrys mold has toxins that have been linked to allergic reactions on a wide scale- from hay fever to liver damage, and even brain or nerve damage.  
  • Cladosporium, Fusarium, and Penicillium are mold families with toxins that cause asthma and infections to the liver, lungs, and kidney. Fusarium can affect the female reproductive system, while Cladosporium can cause emphysema and pulmonary edema in extreme cases.
  • Aspergillus is the mold family that is the least toxic and consists of over 160 species. Of that 160, 16 cause treatable illness in humans.

Mold Remediation Cleanup

If you need mold remediation cleanup, call Smith & Son’s today. Our services include the following: an inspection to find where the moisture is coming from, containment of the mold, filtration to remove mold spores from the air, removing mold growth from affected areas, cleaning any materials that could be harboring mold spores, and completing any restoration work as needed.

Mold Removal & Remediation Service from Smith & Son’s

If you are ready for skilled and quick mold removal and remediation services at any time of day, Smith & Son’s Contracting has the expertise, quality, and experience in the restoration and insurance industries you need. We don’t settle for less, and you shouldn’t either. For an exceptional job at an honest price throughout the state of Maryland and Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 insurance home emergency service. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.

 

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