The main molds of concern are those that are mycotoxin producing, which are the types of mold that generate an allergy in certain susceptible individuals. These molds, according to the Environmental Health Center of Dallas, are:
Apergillius/Penicillium, Stachybotrys (often referred to as 'black mold'), Chaetomium, Rhizopus, and Trichoderma. Once these molds are documented, one should refer to a health expert for further information, a diagnosis and potential treatment.
If a client determines that there is a mold concern in their property, based off an inspection and testing, the following steps should be taken with your healthcare provider:
Blood tests can be pursued to deduce the level of concern in relation to mold solubility in the body. Blood tests such as the following:
If those who are subjected to long-term mold exposure, and concerned about their health, doctors may suggest the following types of treatments:
The dynamics and quagmire of mold exposure is intricate and complex, especially since it is based on a case to case scenario. If you are concerned with mold exposure and the effects on your health, consult with a relevant health professional.
*This article is meant to be an educational piece, with referencing from reputable sources. The information here is not to be adhered to as medical advice or replace, nor surpass, any diagnosis or information disseminated by a doctor.
The author of our microbial blog is Fareed Nazaryfar. He holds a Master's degree in Environmental and Petroleum Geochemistry from Newcastle University (United Kingdom). He is also a Certified Mold Inspector, as well as an Environmental Manager-holding an ISO 14001 certification in Environmental Management.
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