The Common Dangers of Mold

CLADOMOLDMold is a danger to not only the interior of industrial buildings, but to the humans who are inside of these contaminated walls. Mold is a fungus that grows best in damp, warm environments and reproduces by creating spores that can outlive most harsh conditions.

What are the common indoor molds?

  • Cladosporium
  • Penicillium
  • Alternaria
  • Aspergillus

There is no specific time of year in which mold grows, however, it is quickly encouraged when humidity levels are high like in basements or showers.

How can mold affect humans?

Mold is a common allergen that most people suffer from. Exposure to molds can cause discomfort such as eye, skin and nose irritations. It can also get into the lungs of a human, causing wheezing and difficulty breathing. Severe reactions, such as hospitalization or lung infections, may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings.

Recommended steps to decrease mold exposure:

  • Be sure the building has proper ventilation, including exhaust fans.
  • Clean moist places with mold killing products.
  • If there has been a flood or leak, remove or previously soaked carpets and upholstery.
  • Use a dehumidifier during humid months.

If you feel as though the occupational setting you are currently in has been exposed to mold and are in need of an environmental consulting company, than you should call ProActive Environmental. ProActive is a consulting company that will come in and assess the mold situation, and then point you in the right direction on how to get rid of it and the next steps.

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