The Three Categories of Molds

Three types of mold

There are three different types of mold you can have growing in your home.

There are more than 400,000 different species of mold but not all of these molds are toxic. Some of these molds can be very dangerous while others are quite harmless. Let’s take a moment to discuss these three types and how they can affect your body.

Allergenic Molds

While these molds are not typically harmful in small quantities, they can make a person miserable. Tolerance of these molds depends on the person, the level of allergen, and the type of allergenic mold. People suffering from allergenic mold allergies experience symptoms like a runny nose, watery eyes, postnasal drip, cough, dry and scaly skin, and sneezing. People with asthma may also experiencing wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. One example of an allergic mold is aspergillus.

Pathogenic Molds

Pathogenic molds can cause a serious infection in humans. Unlike other types of mold, pathogenic molds affect people with both weak and strong immune systems. These molds can attack a healthy immune system and make the person very ill. They actually begin to grow inside the human body and cause more complications for the patient. This type of mold can cause fungal or mold-related illnesses that are classified as mycoses and results from fungi actually growing on or inside the body.

Toxic Molds

While toxic molds are often confused with pathogenic molds, they are actually two very different types. Toxic molds are far more dangerous to human beings and can lead to complications that lead to many different illnesses. Toxic molds release a chemical called mycotoxins into the air that causes many different health problems. These health effects range from a temporary irritation to immunosuppression, cancers, and neurological disorders.These molds can cause temporary and permanent health problems if they are not taken care of as soon as possible. For more information on having your mold remediated, call All Aspects Waterproofing today!

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