If mold growth occurs in an indoor environment, the occupants could start to report odors and health problems such as headaches, breathing difficulties, skin irritation, allergic reactions and aggravation of asthma symptoms. While it can never be proven, these symptoms could be associated with mold exposure. 

While there is a misconception that only certain types of molds are bad (for instance, some have heard that only "black mold" is dangerous), all molds could potentially cause health issues. They can produce allergens, irritants, and mycotoxins that some humans may react to. There are many variables that affect the type and severity of symptoms including type of mold, extent of the exposure, a person's age, and their existing allergies and sensitivities. 

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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and cannot explain why, ask yourself if a recent construction job or renovation took place that corresponded with the start of the symptoms. Also try to note if you typically feel a relief of the symptoms if when you leave the home for periods of time, especially traveling to different climates.

We can refer you to Doctors in Austin that specialize in addressing environmental toxins that include mold.

Mold issues can be similar to food allergies. If you are allergic to peanuts, then peanuts are a toxic food...to you...but not the next person. The same goes with mold issues. What affects you may not affect the next person.


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Toxic Mold in Austin, TX


Mold can produce toxic substances known as mycotoxins. These can be found on the surface of spores in some molds, within the spore in other molds, and on surfaces the mold spore has come into contact with. Over 200 mold mycotoxins and counting have been identified. Some mycotoxins are known to be responsible for human health issues but much more research is needed in this area. Health affects that have been attributed to inhalation of mycotoxins are mucous membrane irritation, skin rash, nausea, immune system suppression, acute or chronic liver damage, acute or chronic central nervous system damage, endocrine effects,and cancer. There are surface tests that can be conducted for lab analysis of a "mycotoxin panel."