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The Health Risks of Mold Exposure

What is even more concerning than the property damage mold can cause are the health risks it presents to anyone who has been exposed to it. Continue reading to learn more about mold basics, mold health risks, mold prevention, and mold removal.

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Toxic Mold

One of the problems with wallpaper is that it can easily hide any and all toxic molds that may be growing where we can’t see.  Most wallpaper acts as a vapor barrier, trapping moisture behind it and in combination with the organic wallpaper paste, provides the perfect conditions for prolific toxic mold growth. 

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Mold Allergy – Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors

In order to recognize allergies to mold, so that you can take the necessary precautionary measures to avoid serious health issues, you need to be able to identify the signs of mold-triggered allergic reactions and learn how to alleviate them. The most common symptoms of mold exposure involve respiratory problems, neurological complaints, and irritations of the skin and the eyes. Well-insulated homes trap moisture indoors, creating perfect conditions for mold growth. Therefore, living in a home with poor ventilation can also increase the chance of developing a mold allergy (or aggravate already existing mold allergy symptoms).