Possible health effects associated with exposure to mould
Home is where the heart is: it’s where we spend time with family, friends and loved ones. Because we spend so much of our time at home, home is also where our health is!
Health risks increase with exposure to higher mould levels, especially in an indoor setting where occupants spend more time. The health effects are dependent upon the type and amount of mould as well as each person’s susceptibility.
Possible health effects from mould exposure may include:
- Wheezing or difficult breathing
- Nose, eye or throat irritation
- Nasal or sinus congestion
- Dry, hacking cough
- Skin irritation or rashes