Mold exposure in contaminated Metro Vancouver buildings can cause many adverse mold health effects and mold allergy symptoms.
Common Symptoms of Mold Exposure
- Stuffy nose
- Irritated eyes
- Wheezing or Cough
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Skin reactions
- Nose bleeds
- Allergy and cold like symptoms
Three Key Factors to Consider for Mold Exposure
- The persons age or health condition
- The amount of mold exposure
- The type of mold
People at the Greatest Risk to Effects of Mold Exposure
- Infants and children
- The elderly
- Pregnant women
- People with asthma, allergies, and other respiratory conditions
- People with weakened immune systems
Amount of Mold Exposure
The amount of exposure is influenced by the level of mold contamination in the air. The air can be analysed for mold levels to pin point the exact amount of mold spores in the indoor air through Mold Air Testing. Another consideration of mold exposure is the amount of time a person spends in the building or area that has elevated levels of mold in the air.
Types of Mold
Molds are organized into three groups according to human responses; Allergenic, Pathogenic, and Toxigenic. Mold species classified as Toxigenic typically pose the greatest health risk to occupants.