Long & Short Term Effects of Mold

The type and severity of health effects that result from mold exposure is widely variable among different locations, from person to person and over time.¬†Although difficult to predict, exposure to molds growing indoors is most often associated with the following allergy symptoms: Nasal and sinus congestion Cough/sore throat Chest tightness Dyspnea (breathing difficulty) Asthma (or […]

Mold Exposure In Dogs – Part 1

It is hard to believe that dogs can be exposed to mold just the same as humans, and one of the culprits of exposure is through ingestion. Mycotoxicosis is a term used to denote poisoning by food products contaminated by fungi (i.e., moldy bread, cheese, English walnuts, or even a backyard compost). As well as […]

Mold Exposure In Dogs – Part 2

Treatment A dog suffering from mycotoxin poisoning is the type of emergency which will need immediate hospitalization and treatment. Your veterinarian will pump the dog’s stomach and, if it is not convulsing, give activated charcoal to absorb the toxic material in the stomach and intestines. Overall prognosis is good if treatment begins soon after ingestion […]

Headaches Caused By Mold

Mold and mycotoxins can contribute to headaches in a number of ways. First, it is well documented that several mycotoxins directly damage the central nervous system. In fact, one of the most powerful biological weapons on earth is a class of mycotoxins called the T-2 mycotoxins. They target the part of the body that most […]

What is Aspergillus? – Part 2

Aspergillus Symptoms Since Aspergillus spores are everywhere, we are constantly breathing them in. However the amount of Aspergillus spores in the air is usually within our natural tolerance levels and hence does not affect our health. If you have Aspergillus mold in your home or environment, however, the increased amount of airborne spores can lead […]

What is Aspergillus? – Part 1

Aspergillus is a group of molds, of which about 200 species have been identified. Aspergillus molds are found throughout the world and are the most common type of fungi in the environment. About 16 species of Aspergillus molds are known to be dangerous to humans, causing disease and infection. Apergillus Niger Aspergillus niger is the […]

Most Common Indoor Mold Spores

AlternariaA large spore mold that can deposit in the nose, mouth and upper respiratory tract causing an allergic response. Indoors, it is often found in carpets, textiles, house dust and potentially damp areas like window frames and showers. It can also be found in plant soil. AspergillusUsually found in warmer climates in areas of water […]