The Dangers Of Black Mold
Black mold is a toxigenic substance that can cause many health problems.
It can be found almost in any place with damp or humid conditions including:
- Daycare centres
- Factories, etc.
It can remain undetected for years, creating an unhealthy indoor environment that fuels a variety of illnesses, even depression.
What Is Black Mold?
Many molds are often referred to as black mold though colour and composition vary. It typically appears as a greenish black slimy mold but can also be dry and powdery. Known as Stachybotrys chartarum, it is considered detrimental to human health because it produces toxins called mycotoxins. Since there are many different strains of mold, it takes a trained eye to identify the exact type which is essential for effective mold removal.
Where is black mold found?
- Crawl spaces
- Areas with water damage or leaks
- Bathrooms (including mildew on your shower curtain)
- Laundry rooms
What Are The Symptoms Associated With Exposure To Black Mold?
Molds generally grow where the air is humid. Most will not cause harm, but when present in large quantities, or when the conditions are right for the mold to produce toxins, adverse health conditions can result. When mold goes undetected it can lengthen the period of exposure and consequently, the severity of health problems.
Some signs of mold exposure are:
- Respiratory problems
- Increase in allergic reactions and asthma flare ups
- Irritation of the mucous membranes
- Immune system suppression
Who is at higher risk for black mold related health problems?
- The elderly
- Those with compromised immune systems
- Those who already suffer from respiratory illnesses
Call The Professionals For Black Mold Removal
Toxins are known to affect the body’s central nervous and immune systems. When the body is confronted with toxins, its functions are compromised, specifically those located in the frontal cortex, where problem-solving, memory, and impulses are controlled. Molds are in the toxin category. Don’t delay black mold removal.
Asbestos Environmental Of Canada (AEOC) offers certified inspectors for accurate black mold identification and removal. An important part of remediation is to determine and deal correctly with the source of the problem. Inexperienced handling can worsen the area of contamination increasing the risk of exposure. We don’t take chances.
Find out if your health problems are caused by black mold which can grow anywhere, even in new buildings and houses.
Call Asbestos Environmental Of Canada today at 416-985-5025 to effectively remediate your black mold problems.