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7 Signs of Mold Illness

Posted in Mold, on July 03, 2020

Mold growth is a tricky problem - unlike a burnt-out lightbulb or a broken furnace, signs that it’s growing in your home can be subtle and sometimes difficult to spot. One of the most common reasons for air quality testing in Toronto is because of respiratory and other health complaints - and equally as common, mold growth is the cause. If you’re curious about your health and how it can be affected by mold growth, the following are the 7 most common signs of mold illness in Toronto. 

The Signs of Mold Growth

Exposure to mold can cause many different symptoms but here are a few of the most common: 

1. Tiredness

Fatigue is a very common complaint among those with indoor mold growth. Tiredness is a part of the body’s immune system response, and it can be activated when your body is fighting off mold spores.

2. Itchy Eyes

Mold reproduces with small, airborne spores that can get lodged in soft tissues like the eyes, where they can cause itchiness and redness.

3. Sinus Problems

Mold spores also get caught in the respiratory system and can cause an itchy running nose, congestion, and sinus headaches.

4. Dry Skin or Hair

Exposure to mold may also cause dermatitis or aggravate issues like psoriasis or eczema. Your hair may also appear dull or lifeless.

5. Persistent Cough

Mold spores frequently affect the lungs, where they get stuck and cause inflammation. Symptoms can be as mild as a cough, but those with asthma or other chronic lung diseases, there could be much more serious and life-threatening effects.

6. Headache

Probably one of the most common issues that lead to people having indoor air quality testing in Toronto is headaches. Headaches that disappear when you leave home or a certain room of your home are often related to mold growth.

7. Mood Swings

Mold affects the brain just as much as it does the body. It can increase mood swings or neurological imbalances like depression and affect your ability to self-regulate.

Work with Us to Reduce Mold Symptoms

If you’re thinking that these 7 signs of mold growth sound very similar to the cold, flu, or seasonal allergies, you’re not alone. Part of what makes mold so difficult to identify are the symptoms it shares with many common health issues, which is where air quality testing in Toronto can help! An indoor air quality test can determine if mold spores are present as well as other common indoor air quality issues that could be affecting your health.

SafeAir is an industry leader in indoor air quality testing in Toronto, specializing in air quality, mold testing, and environmental assessments. A professional mold assessment can tell you how many spores and what kind of mold is present in your home - giving you the right tools to get rid of it effectively. For more information on air quality testing in Toronto, give us a call at 416-414-5690 or visit our website to book your free consultation.

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