Conquer Mold to Avoid Health Issues

Mold occurs more often than we’d like. It’s a form of fungus with various different types that grows best in humid, warm and moist environments. It doesn’t matter which country you live in; mold is prevalent worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 10-50% of indoor environments in Europe, North America, Australia, India and Japan are estimated to be affected by indoor dampness. Moreover, that’s not including China, the rest of Asia, and the large continent of South America.

Bacteria and Mold

Apart from visibly damaging your interior living and working spaces, various reports have arisen in recent years linking the potential threat mold has on human health. Simply said, mold produces harmful toxic substances. These substances may be harmful to everyone, regardless of health status.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that symptoms may even occur in people with no mold allergies or other allergic tendencies. Symptoms include blocked nose, runny nose, itchy nose, itchy throat, and sneezing. Individuals with asthma will have their existing respiratory issues exacerbated and those with specific blood disorders could even experience fatal complications by breathing in moldy air.

Another big concern is our children. They are considered a sensitive group if exposed to mold inhalation as this could lead to the development of asthma and other respiratory problems.

AirMD, along with the EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), call for immediate action in remediating the mold that is found in any indoor space. To insure the containment and prevention of mold growth in emergency situations, testing and remediation procedures should be activated within 48 hours of the cause. However, if you are not even aware of any water damage, but suspect mold growth due to a musty odor, you need to have mold testing and inspection completed as a first step to rectify the problem for improved indoor air quality.

Environmental Testing Process by AirMD

AirMD provides comprehensive testing and consulting services customized for each and every case to determine the most effective solutions. An AirMD certified report identifying any mold related issues, the laboratory results and a detailed remediation protocol is sent within 3 business days.


AirMD provides comprehensive environmental consulting nationwide.

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in General