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12 Ways Prolonged Mold Exposure Could Harm Your Health

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In addition to being unsightly, mold that is allowed to remain on home surfaces can potentially make you sick. In some cases, the mold might not even be visible. It's a serious problem and could be affecting your family’s health.

Symptoms of Mold-Related Health Problems

Some molds cause serious threats for susceptible individuals, while others may just experience minor discomforts and respiratory symptoms. Those with immune system disorders and chronic conditions are at higher risk than healthy individuals.

12 of the most common symptoms include of prolonged mold exposure:

  1. Nasal drip or sinus congestion

  2. coughing and wheezing

  3. Increased asthmatic symptoms in people with asthma

  4. Eye irritation, including red eyes or blurred vision

  5. Skin irritation or frequent rashes

  6. Recurring cold-like symptoms, particularly in infants and young children

  7. Headaches, dizziness, vertigo

  8. Shortness of breath

  9. Morning stiffness or joint pain

  10. Appetite swings -- bloating, diarrhea, stomach cramps

  11. Poor memory or difficulty with concentration

  12. Chronic fatigue and weakness.

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