Is Black Mold Deadly?
Updated: Jan 20
We’ve spoken at length about the dangers of black mold exposure. The list of symptoms are extensive and very severe. But can black mold exposure eventually kill you? And if black mold can kill you, how long would it take?
We take mold very seriously here at My Pure Environment. We want to take a minute to make sure you understand the risks behind black mold exposure and how much exposure to black mold is harmful. We’ll also give you some tips on how to identify black mold, and what you should do if you find mold in your Coeur d’Alene home or office.
Can black mold kill you?
Probably not! Unless you are immunocompromised, very young, or very old, it is unlikely that mold exposure can kill you. If you do have pre-existing conditions, the effects of black mold can certainly add complications to your conditions, which may lead to serious injury or even death. Black mold should never be taken lightly.
Do not presume that just because you’re a healthy person, black mold exposure isn’t harmful. Exposure to toxic black mold has been linked to symptoms like memory loss, insomnia, anxiety, depression, trouble concentrating, and confusion. So if you discover black mold in your home, it needs to be dealt with promptly.
How much black mold exposure is harmful?
Any exposure to black mold can cause severe symptoms such as upper respiratory infection, skin rash, sinusitis, shortness of breath, and fatigue. That’s why it’s critically important that you address your mold problem as soon as you’re made aware of it.
What should you do if you discover black mold? Call My Pure Environment!
My Pure Environment has trained technicians standing by, waiting to assess and treat your indoor mold infestation. Our mold remediation methods are fast, effective, and non-invasive. We can completely purify your home or office in as little as four hours.
We proudly serve the Coeur d’Alene area, offering free online consultations and free virtual inspections. Our in-home inspection is comprehensive and very affordable. We’ll assess the severity of your mold infestation and formulate a plan specific to your situation. You won’t waste time or money on treatment you don’t need.
Contact our Coeur d’Alene mold professionals today to set up an appointment!
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