The Symptoms of Mold Illness are Different for Many People
It can Depend on What Types of Mold you are Exposed to and for How Long
Medical Damages for Mold illness has been hard to Prove in the Past
But there's Good News....... Things are Changing
When talking about or trying to prove Mold illness, the first problem you may encounter is some species of Mold that are making you very sick, may not affect the next person at all. It depends greatly on the strength of your own immune system. Your body will respond differently to different species of Mold at different times. Another problem is that all Mold is not Toxic all of the time. For no known reason some species of Mold just begin to produce toxic spores, when the previous week it was not producing Toxic spores.
The symptoms of mold illness may come and go with the length of time you are exposed to the contaminated area. Another variable is as the mold spore counts grow and increase in your contaminated environment it may take you less time to feel the effects of the Mold Illness in that same environment. It can also go the other way. Let's say you have a roof leak and that water is the source for Mold growth. The Mold grows, but then the rain stops and so does the water source for the Mold growth. You may notice that your symptoms are lesser as the mold spores go dormant. But start up again with the rain, and the ongoing roof leak continues to provide a conducive environment for Mold to grow.
Many symptoms of mold illness begin to clear up a few hours after a person leaves the Mold contaminated environment. But when they go back into that environment the symptoms of mold illness return. It's important to notice where you are, when you start to feel sick and when the symptoms begin to leave and where you are when you start to feel better.
Another problem is that some Mold remediation companies say they will come in and kill the Mold. The good news is "YES" they've killed the Mold. The bad news is as the dead Mold spore bodies rot still contain "mycotoxins" (the poisons that mold spores produce). Many Species of Mold have "off gassing", and some Mold species off gases are cancer causing agents such as Benzene. The Key here is to start to take notice of how you feel when your environment changes from one place to the next.
Prolonged exposure to Mold eventually chips away at your immune system. That is why the elderly, infants and the immunocompromised have a much greater rate of mortality in Mold related incidences of exposure.
Common Symptoms of Mold Exposure are:
Sneezing, Itching, Watery Eyes, Itching Eyes, and Headache
More Serious Symptoms of Mold Exposure:
Constant Headache, Nose Bleeds,Feelings of Constant Fatigue, Breathing Disorders, Coughing up Blood or Black looking Debris, Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Loss of Appetite, Weight Loss, Hair loss, Skin Rashes, Open Sores on the Skin, Memory Loss Short and Long term, Sexual Dysfunction, Swollen Glands in the Neck Area and under the Armpit, Sudden Asthma Attacks or Breathing Disorders, Ear Infections, Chronic Sinus Infections, Chronic Bronchitis.
The Most Serious Symptoms of Mold Exposure:
Blindness, Brain Damage, Memory Loss, Bleeding Lungs, Cancer and Death