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Mold & Your Health

Mold causes disease through two mechanisms: Mycoses – fungi infects a human host and causes disease and Toxicoses – toxins produced by the..

 

Mold & Your Health

Mold causes disease through two mechanisms:

Mycoses – Fungi infects a human host and causes disease
Toxicoses – Toxins produced by the fungi cause disease

 

General Symptoms – Headaches, lethargy, fatigue, poor concentration, systemic effects of hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Eye Findings – Irritant or allergic conjunctivitis (burning, sensation of dryness, redness)

Nasal Manifestations – Rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction, irritant rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis

Respiratory Manifestations – Chest tightness, cough and/or fever, shortness of breath with exertion, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, infectious pneumonia (Legionella, aspergillus, tuberculosis), respiratory hemorrhage, lung cancer

Oropharyngeal Manifestations – Dryness, irritation of the throat

Skin Manifestations – Dryness, irritation, rash

Other Adverse Effects – Damage to the nervous system, kidneys, liver, brain, blood, skin damage, cancer and even death

 

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