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Symptoms of Mold Exposure

Clients often ask us "what are the symptoms of mold exposure"?  Below are some of the common symptoms:

  • Respiratory problems; including difficulty breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath;
  • Sinus and nasal congestion and irritation;
  • Irritation of the eyes -- watery, burning, red;
  • Coughing;
  • Sore and/or dry throat;
  • Skin rashes and irritations;
  • Problems with sense of smell;
  • Typical symptoms normally associated with a cold or allergies; and
  • Memory problems, odd mood swings, nose bleeds, body aches and pains, and fevers are occasionally reported in mold cases.

Mold exposure can also exacerbate other illnesses and conditions, including asthma.  These symptoms are often worse for the young, elderly, or people with compromised immune systems. If you have any of these symptoms and you believe they may be related to mold, it's prudent to engage a mold inspection and testing professional to perform an analysis of your home and/or place of work. Here are some of the most respected documents related to mold and your health; including discussions of the symptoms of mold exposure.


About the author

Michael Bains

As president of Mold Inspection Sciences (MIS), Michael Bains is responsible for overseeing operations, marketing, and strategic partnerships in order to achieve the company’s mission: to provide affordable, professional mold inspection and testing services to our valued clients.

Michael founded MIS in 2002 with the vision of building a company that could fill the growing need for quality indoor mold services based on industry accepted standards. Michael is a former board member of the IAQA and is board certified by the ACAC.

He received a BS in Business Administration, with a focus in accounting, from the University of Colorado at Boulder and attended the MBA program at the University of Southern California (USC).

Michael enjoys the outdoors. He is an avid cyclist, rock climber, and hiker.

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