As a drywall contractor, I’ve been called by frantic homeowners worried about not only their homes being tainted by black mold in their kitchens, bathrooms, basements, attics, ceilings and even some bedrooms.
But the possible health concerns to themselves and their family that have been experiencing what they believe are symptoms of black mold exposure. There’s no doubt about it, black mold is dangerous, and the longer someone is exposed to mold spores the more likely they’ll have long-term effects to their health.
Symptoms of Black Mold Exposure
There are so many symptoms that it’s hard to list them all. The best thing to know is that short term exposure will usually only have brief symptoms, but long term exposure is extremely dangerous and can leave you with lasting health problems.
Short-term symptoms of black mold exposure
It’s common that short-term symptoms of black mold exposure doesn’t have many long term effects, but should be taken seriously to ensure that long-term issues don’t result. Fix the problem.
2. Consist sneezing
3. Rashes and skin irritation
4. Puffy, watery eyes
6. Excessive coughing
Long-term symptoms of black mold exposure
Long-term exposure will result in much more serious issues, and the exposure to any elderly, pets or children will be far worse for their health.
2. Nose bleeds
4. Breathing issues
5. Muscle, joint pains
6. Coughing up blood or black flem
8. Weight, hair loss
Late-stage symptoms of black mold exposure
These are the most serious, long lasting effects of people or pets that are exposure to black mold for long periods of time. It’s highly recommend that you get rid of the contaminated area as soon as it’s discovered.
2. Bleeding lungs
3. Weight, hair loss
6. And even death is possible
I always recommend that homeowners deal with not only the black mold, but ensure that they fix the issue that caused the black mold to show up in the first place. And, remember, get treatment if you believe you display any symptoms of black mold exposure. Don’t leave anything to chance, when it comes to black mold.