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The Dangers of Black Mold

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Potential Hazards of Mold

Black mold, or Stachybotrys chartarum, is a toxic species of mold that can cause severe symptoms.

Mold can induce breathing problems, mental impairment, and internal organ damage.

That’s why it is very important to determine whether or not the mold in your home is toxic.

Keep in mind that not all mold that is black is toxic.

Almost all mold can spread and grow out of control after water infiltrations.

These toxic mold species is greenish-black in color and is typically slimy because of its wet top layer.

If you suspect that your home might be infested with fungus, get it tested.

Either purchase a mold test kit or hire a mold inspector to find out for sure.

Knowing What To Expect With Mold Species

Because it produces toxins called mycotoxins, black mold has been considered a health threat.

There are a number of symptoms a person may experience from black mold.

Mycotoxins are neurotoxic, which means they can damage the neurons of the brain.

They can even weaken the mental ability of an individual.

Specifically, its symptoms include disorientation, confusion, slowed reflexes, and brain fog.

The symptoms also sometimes involve, memory loss, shock, anxiety, dizziness, and depression to enumerate a few.

People inhale spores and mycotoxins from toxic mold, causing irritation in the mouth, nasal cavity, and throat.

It may also affect the lungs, sinuses, and mucus membranes.

Respiratory symptoms include wheezing, sore throat, coughing, and difficulty breathing.

It may also involve a stuffed nose, bleeding gums, nose bleeds, or swelling or bleeding in the lungs.

If toxins are ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin, they may enter the bloodstream.

Final Thoughts on Black Mold Contamination

If this happens it may result in symptoms such as heart inflammation, irregular heartbeat, vomiting, or low blood pressure.

Mycotoxins can cause eye damage, eye inflammation, blurry vision and bloodshot eyes if they come in contact with the eyes.

Improper handling of toxic mold can lead to severe rashes and skin conditions.

Exposure to toxic black mold may weaken the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to sicknesses and infections.

Mycotoxins released by toxic mold can impact the reproductive system, potentially causing birth defects, infertility, impotence, or miscarriage.

The immune system responds to toxic mold with symptoms like chest pain, chronic fatigue, and weakness.

It may also manifest itself in abdominal pain, drowsiness, joint pain, fever, headaches, cold, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting.

Symptoms of black fungus exposure also include hearing loss, liver disease, hair loss, weight loss and anorexia.

Never underestimate the impact of toxic mold.

If you detect toxic mold in your home, promptly contact a black fungus removal specialist for immediate remediation.

If your home is already mold, contact our experts wit ASAP Restoration for help today!