What are the symptoms of mould exposure?

We, at Astra Restorations, based out of Calgary, Alberta, have seen, all too often, the devastating effects toxic mould can have on the occupants of a mould-contaminated property. Since the flooding of Calgary, we routinely encounter clients with mould-related illness. Remember, just because the risk of flood to your property has ended does not mean the risk of mould has. Once a building is affected by flooding, mould will continue to grow long after the water has receded.

Symptoms from mould are myriad. Mycotoxins from mould can cause a variety of health problems, affecting a number of different bodily systems. For this reason, symptoms can vary greatly. Symptoms will generally fall into three categories: immunological, neurological, and respiratory.

Respiratory problems can include difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, wheezing, chronic sinus problems, throat irritations, and sneezing fits. Common neurological problems associated with toxic mould exposure include migraines, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, and visual problems. Immunological symptoms will include hypersensitivity to spores and other chemicals, allergic reactions, irritations of the eyes, skin, and sinus, and chronic infections.

Remember too that the symptoms produced by mould toxins are often nebulous and unspecific, while still being devastating to your health. For this reason, diagnosis of mould-related illness is often difficult, if not impossible, for doctors. Once affected, individuals made ill by mould exposure will go years, suffering from conditions they can’t identify.

The longer your family, employees or residents are exposed to mould, the greater the risk to their health and to the integrity of the property. If you suspect your property contains mould contamination, contact Astra Restorations as soon as possible. Astra Restorations will ensure the long-term safety and health of your environment. We’ll restore your property so that you and your family or your employees can breathe easy once more.



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