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How do mold affect people? Are you getting sick at home?

Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of mold health effects, or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, or skin. Some people, such as those with allergies to molds or with asthma, may have more intense reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath.

In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition.

In 2009, the World Health Organization issued additional guidance, the WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould ]. Other recent studies have suggested a potential link of early mold exposure to development of asthma in some children, particularly among children who may be genetically susceptible to asthma development, and that selected interventions that improve housing conditions can reduce morbidity from asthma and respiratory allergies. If you are in need of a mold inspection in The Villages, mold inspection Gainesville or a mold inspection in Fort Lauderdale, Florida do not hesitate to contact us.

At INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST (IMS), we use advanced protocols, and work along with nationally accredited laboratories for testing. INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST (IMS) uses the aforementioned items to ensure that your concerns with mold issues and the indoor air quality in your home, workplace, or building are properly addressed. The average individual inhales about 10 cubic meters of air each day, roughly the volume of the inside of an elevator. Because people typically spend so much time indoors, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can greatly affect individuals and, more broadly, the public health and national productivity.

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Our home Office is located in The Villages, Florida with two other offices: Gainesville and Fort Lauderdale.

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