Symptoms of Mold Exposure                 
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The Symptoms of Mold Exposure



Exposure means human contact with a hazard, like a fungus, yeast environmental bacteria or mold.   Human exposures may take place by contact with contamination in any of the mold infested area's air, surface water, direct inhalation or absorption through the skin.  On contact, hazards enter the human body by one or more of the three routes of exposure, inhalation, ingestion, or contact with the skin, ocular membranes, or mucous membranes lining the nose, mouth, and upper respiratory tract.  After absorption into the body, hazards enter the blood stream, regardless of the initial routes of exposure and entry they circulate within the blood stream to all of the other body tissues and cellular membranes.   


Dose and Adverse Effects


The medieval alchemist Paracelsus was one of the pioneers of systematically organizing information about the toxic effects of hazards so he is often called the father of toxicology.  A statement often credited to him is, “All substances are poisons”, what differentiates a poison and a remedy [not harmful exposure] is the dose. This means that the dose or magnitude of exposure is the usual primary determinant of toxic effects.  Higher doses result in greater toxic effects, more people affected, more rapid onset, longer duration, and deeper penetration into body tissues.  However, sometimes other variables are more important than dose in determining toxic effects.

Symptoms of mold exposure will vary due to the length of time a person has been exposed, the amount of mold that they were exposed to, and the species of mold present in their environment.

Level - I      Common Symptoms of Mold Exposure

The most commonly reported symptoms of short term Mold exposure:

 - Sneezing
 - Itching Skin
 - Redness and skin irritation
 - Watery Eyes
 - Itching Eyes
 - Head

Level - II     Advanced Symptoms of Mold Exposure

The following symptoms of Mold exposure have been reported generally as a result from persons being in a Mold contaminate environment on and off for an extended period of time. Symptoms are reported to have become more severe and longer lasting directly in proportion to the length of exposure time. Their reported symptoms are as follows:

- Constant Headaches
- 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 Term"
- Neurological & Nervous Disorders
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Swollen Glands in the Neck Area and under the Armpit
- Sudden Asthma Attacks or Breathing Disorders
- Ear Infections and Pain
- Chronic Sinus Infections
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Pain in the Joints and Muscles

While it seems Mold can cause many symptoms one must remember that there are thousands of species of Mold. Different species of Mold can have a wide variety of reactions within different people.

Level - III     Late Stage Symptoms of Mold Exposure

The following Mold exposure symptoms are the most severe and are attributed to high levels of exposure:

- Blindness
- Brain Damage
- Memory Loss "Long Term"
- Bleeding Lungs
- Cancer
- Death

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