Black mould health risks

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IS BLACK MOULD A HEALTH RISK TO EVERYONE?

Firstly, to be clear, health risks from black mould will only affect certain vulnerable groups of people. Black mould is unlikely to be the root cause of any illness, but people suffering from respiratory illnesses such as asthma or bronchitis can see their symptoms aggravated by living in a mouldy property.

BLACK MOULD HEALTH PROBLEMS – WHO IS AT RISK?

  • Infants
  • Children
  • Elderly people
  • People who already suffer from allergies, asthma or a compromised immune system

TYPICAL BLACK MOULD HEALTH SYMPTOMS

Most people lay the blame for hightened symptoms with hay fever or a cold and do not consider the possibility of black mould exposure. The sysmtoms aggrivated by black mould include:

  • Headaches
  • Runny nose
  • Nose bleeds
  • Sinus congestion
  • Cough
  • Tight chest
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Skin or eye irritation
  • Sneezing

The above symptoms are not a complete list, however they are the most common ones.

IS BLACK MOULD AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH?

If you are concerned about black mould affecting your health, but are unsure if mould is the cause,  then here is checklist of questions to consider.

  • Have you noticed any water damage in your property?
  • Has your home ever suffered from flooding?
  • Are you fatigued?
  • Do you suffer from frequent headaches?
  • Unusual shortness of breath?
  • Recurring sinus infections?
  • Regular flu-like symptoms?

If the answer to one or more of the above is yes, then if other causes have been ruled out, there is the potential that if you are living in an environment where mould is present it is possible that mould may be a contributory factor. 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT BLACK MOULD

Avoid, or where possible, remove yourself from the contaminated property and speak to your doctor regarding any symptoms you may be suffering from.

Arranging a professional property survey will establish the extent of the black mould problem. Call Wise Property Care on 0800 65 22 678 or click the button below to arrange a survey online.

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