Why Be Concerned About Indoor Mold and Bacteria Growth?

Major Health Risks 

Indoor mold and bacteria pose health risks. As they grow indoors mold and bacteria produce spores and/or chemical compounds into the air. The health effects associated with these spores include:

 

  • Cancer

  • Pulmonary Hemorrhage

  • Emphysema-like disease

  • Autoimmune disease

  • Runny nose

  • Eye irritation

  • Cough and congestion 

  • Aggravation of asthma and respiratory problems

  • Headache

  • Flu-like symptoms 

  • Fatigue

  • Skin rash and other allergic reactions

 

 

Legal Issues

Those responsible for building maintenance or health and safety of building occupants, contractors and other professionals involved in the building operations are at risk of being sued if occupants get sick from indoor mold growth.

 

 

Material Damage and Impairment of Processes

Mold if allowed to grow, can impair the functioning of many processes from air conditioning units to electrical circuits. Wood-rotting mold are capable of weakening wooden structures. 

 

 

Indoor Mold and Bacteria Contamination Can Affect Businesses

Mold and bacteria growth in the work place can affect the productivity of employees either directly or indirectly. A business affected by microbial contamination problems can soon see its market share fall and incur huge costs in liabilities.

  

Dr.Thomas Dignan, Health Canada

"Mold in housing is one of the issues that can impact your health and your family's health.

 

Yes, when there's a lot of mold in a home, it's not a simple problem to address and usually requires professional help. However, everyone has a role to play in preventing mold and understanding what to do to clean up small areas and how to get help with larger areas. Even the little things you do can help your health!"

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