Could Your Allergies be from Mold in Your Home or Workplace?

How can you know whether or not you have a mold allergy? It isn’t always easy to tell. The more you know about allergen mold, the better prepared you will be to deal with a mold allergy. This will also give you an opportunity to get rid of house mold or alert employers to a problem at work.

What Is a Mold Allergy?

Some people have mold allergy symptoms all year. Their symptoms may worsen whenever it rains. A sensitivity to allergen mold triggers the production of histamine, resulting in sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes and coughing. These symptoms can arise indoors and outdoors.

All About Allergen Mold

Allergen mold spores are always in the air. Accordingly, someone who is sensitive to house mold may constantly suffer from symptoms. More people will have a reaction to house mold when the spores get attached to a wet surface caused by a hidden leak or a buildup of moisture in a part of the house that is infrequently visited, like the basement.

House Mold Isn’t the Only Problem

A mold allergy can be triggered by house mold, but that’s not the only structure where allergen mold is a problem. Mold problems can exist in schools, offices, factories and in many other places. This may mean that people can exhibit symptoms of contact with allergen mold more frequently when they are away from home.

Allergen Mold and Toxicity

People often wonder whether or not house mold is actually toxic. In fact, some people are concerned that breathing in mold spores could cause irreparable physical harm. The good news is that it is virtually impossible for anyone to inhale enough mold to cause permanent injury. However, a mold allergy has been known to make asthma worse, so people with asthma need to be especially cautious.

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