Increasing Risks of Cancer? Learn More about the Health Concerns caused by Mould
In a damp environment, mould can permeate your home, not only affecting the aesthetics of the living space but also posing a serious threat to our health. If you notice black circular spots or detect a moldy smell in your home, you may already be in danger! This article sheds light on the health risks associated with mould, so starting today, be vigilant against mold and safeguard your family’s health!
Mould spores can spread through the air and they thrive particularly well in high humidity environments. Therefore, there is a higher chance of mold appearing in bathrooms, kitchens, and air conditioning units.
- Discomfort in the eyes, easily becoming red, itchy and watery
- Itchy throat and coughing
- Nasal sensitivity, runny nose and difficulty breathing
- Palpitations, headaches, fever and rashes
If you don’t take action to address the problem of mold growth, it may lead to more serious consequences
- Weakening of the immune system: Prolonged inhalation of mold can damage the immune system, weakening the body’s ability to resist bacterial invasion and triggering severe allergic reactions.
- Tonsillitis: causing sore throat, swollen throat and difficulty swallowing.
- Bronchitis: leading to coughing, phlegm production and chest tightness.
- Allergic rhinosinusitis: symptoms include nasal itching, congestion, sneezing and prolonged facial pressure.
- Aggravation of asthma symptoms: chest tightness, asthma attacks and difficulty breathing.
- Potentially life-threatening diseases: Gastric cancer and lung cancer
Mould can spread through the bloodstream to other organs, taking advantage of the body’s weakened immunity. There have been cases where mold was detected in the stomach or lungs, indicating an abnormally high cancer index, significantly increasing the risk of cancer. This risk is especially high for individuals with weakened immune systems, long-term patients, the elderly, and families with infants. Extra caution is necessary for these groups.
Mould Identification (Surface)
Johnson Group specializes in Professional Mould Identification (Surface) testing, assisting in identifying the type of mold growing on specified objects/materials. The service involves collecting swab samples using testing swabs to determine the species of mould present. After the service, in addition to receiving a testing report, customers will also receive improvement recommendations (related services or products) based on the results, aiming to address the mold problem at its source.