Mould grows where there is moisture in the air. Exposure to damp or mouldy environments can cause a wide variety of health issues, but some people may feel no effects at all – depending on the severity of the mould. In the latest blog post from Vent Logistics, we discuss the effects of mould and damp.
Mould is a fungus, the growth of which can look like discolouration which is typically green, grey, brown or black. Mould may appear on walls, ceilings or furniture. You may also notice a warping floor or an earthy or musty smell.
If you already have an existing health condition, you may be more at risk of feeling the effects of damp and mould within a space. Some people may find that their reaction to mould takes the form of a condition known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis or extrinsic allergic alveolitis.
Common effects of mould include, but are not limited to:
Wheezing and shortness of breath
Nose or throat irritation
Nasal and sinus congestion
Irritated eyes – watering, itching or redness
A dry cough
Because mould can penetrate surfaces, simply cleaning the marks you can see will not treat the root of the problem or stop it from spreading.
Condensation, which can cause mould, occurs due to improper ventilation and once appropriate measures have been put in place and the issue of ventilation has been addressed, condensation should no longer be an issue.
Dry mould should be removed by a specialist or by using an effective mould removal product.
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