MOLD...Don't take it lightly.

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Inland Empire 77217

MOLD CAN BE A VERY, VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM.

Here is some information you might find useful in regard to MOLD.

mold cleanup article:

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,20189808-2,00.html

 video from Discover Health about mold's effects:

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery-health/14560-human-atlas-mold-

Mold issues vary from annoying to harmful. If you have a mold issue, consult a professional.

 mold exposure symptoms:

    * Respiratory distress, coughing, sneezing, sinusitis
    * Difficulty swallowing, choking, spitting up (vomiting) mucous
    * Fibromyalgia
    * Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
    * Burning in the throat and lungs (similar to acid reflux and often misdiagnosed as such)
    * Asthmatic signs; wheezing, shortness in breath, coughing, burning in lungs, etc.
    * Irritable bowel syndrome (See fibromyalgia), nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pains
    * Bladder, liver, spleen, or kidney pain
    * Dark urine
    * Dirt-like taste in m outh, coated tongue
    * Food allergies/leaky gut syndrome/altered immunity
    * Memory loss; brain fog (See fibromyalgia), slurred speech, sometimes leading to dementia
    * Vision problems
    * Swollen lymph20nodes
    * Large boils on neck (Often a sign of Anaphylaxis)
    * Thyroid irregularities
    * Headaches
    * Anxiety/depression (See fibromyalgia), heart palpitations - confusion, PTSD
    * Extreme blood pressure, cholesterol, or triglycerides irregularities
    * Ringing in ears, balance problems, dizziness
    * Chronic fatigue
    * Intermittent face flushing; almost always systemic (Called the Mylar Flush)
    * Numbness in face and limbs, intermittent twitching
    * Night sweats and hot flashes (Especially around the head)
    * Multiple chemical sensitivity (See fibromyalgia)
    * Nose bleeds
    * Bruising easily
    * Rash or hives, formication', bloody lesions all over the skin (Often systemic, skin)
    * Reproductive system; infertility, changes in menstrual cycles
    * Sudden weight changes
    * Cancer
    * Hair loss
    * Joint/muscle stiffness and pain (See fibromyalgia)
    * Heart attack
    * Seizures
    * Inadvertent facial movements or extremity jerking
    * Hypersensitivity when re-exposed to molds, which can lead to anaphylaxis
    * Anaphylaxis upon re- exposure to mycotoxin producing molds
    * Death, in extreme cases

Posted by

BethAnn Long, REALTOR, CRS, e-PRO

RE/MAX Inland Empire

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Janna Scharf
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This is a real eye opener!  I have been fortunate to never have a client with a mold issue, but it is something to always be careful about.

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Thanks Janna, it is important to keep in mind!

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Debbie Walsh
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BethAnn-A few months ago we had a big article about mold on our website with all these symptoms as well.  Amazing just how many symptoms there are; I don't think most people realize just how serious it is to be exposed to mold.  Great post!

 

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