How Does Mold Affect The Lungs?

Mold is something everyone deals with; whether it's from day old bread in your kitchen cabinet to mold found in your basement or bathroom from moisture. These fungi come in tens of thousands of different species and are can be harmful to some people as they can cause several different health effects.

While exposure to mold can cause symptoms like eye irritation, nasal stuffiness or skin irritation, one of the parts of the body that can be the most affected from mold is actually the lungs.

As one of the primary organs in the body, the lungs are critical to the respiratory system in the human body and are a vital organ for everyday living. From Cladosporium to Aspergillus, those types of mold fungus can cause upper respiratory tract infections to individuals who have touched or inhaled mold or mold spores. However, it's not just touching or inhaling that causes issues.

Those affected are individuals who have a weakened immune system during contact. That includes those who are suffering from chronic lung illnesses like obstructive lung disease or immune-suppressed systems from drug treatments. These infections are known as opportunistic infections and will not infect healthy individuals.

Some of the other health issues and infections exposure to mold can cause to a person allergic to mold includes triggering asthma attacks, wheezing, and tightness in the chest as well as the low possibility of developing pneumonia.

As you can see, mold isn't something to forget about. If you're having issues with mold in and around your home or business, make sure to contact BROADCO Restoration. Our professionals are well trained and experienced remove and clean up the sites to keep you and your family happy and healthy. From storm restoration services to a certified odor control contractor, we have you covered, call us today! 

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