exposed to mold

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Mold is also known as fungus or in some cases yeast. Fungal spores are very small and tend to be found in compost, barns/farms, hay, grass and damp basements. Some fungal spores are more likely to be associated with "dry" v. "wet" environments. When inhaled, mold spores can lead to many disorders including asthma, allergic rhinitis, hypersensitivty pneumonitis, and allergic fungal sinusitis.

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered:

Can being exposed to mold cause schizophrenia?

Not as far as I know

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I have never heard of any studies connecting schizophrenia to mold exposure.
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Could being exposed to mold cause schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia

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Exposure to mold can cause several difficulties but I have never heard of anyone developing this serious disorder because of mold exposure. Best
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Dr. Doanh Nguyen answered:

Can my child get sick when exposed to mold and dust?

Could be

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It could cause problems depending on many factors. Mold load, sensitivity/allergy to molds, the intact of the immune system all play into its pathology. That means if you are allergic to that particular mold and you expose to them, you can get sick like getting a runny nose or asthma flare. In patients with AIDS and a weak immune system, exposure to high level of molds can cause invasive infection
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Dr. Alex Martinez answered:

If I am exposed to mold at work, how can I protect myself?

Work Mold Exposure

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Molds are ubiquitous in outdoor air and therefore easily get indoors as well. They grow on most organic matter, especially in moist conditions. Allergic workers experiencing respiratory symptoms should identify possible mold sources, request moving to an area away from mold, and consult a physician regarding medications to control allergies. Allergy injections also help keep symptoms in check.
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What is the definition or description of: Exposed to mold?

Mold is ubquitous

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Mold is also known as fungus or in some cases yeast. Fungal spores are very small and tend to be found in compost, barns/farms, hay, grass and damp basements. Some fungal spores are more likely to be associated with "dry" v. "wet" environments. When inhaled, mold spores can lead to many disorders including asthma, allergic rhinitis, hypersensitivty pneumonitis, and allergic fungal sinusitis.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

Are there any symptoms I might have if ive been exposed to mold?

Allergy consult

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The toxic effects from black moldt exposure are often exaggerated. A certain percentage of people exposed to it may develop asthma, hay fever, sinus infections etc. The best treatment is to move out of the place where the black mold has been found until the problem has been fixed. If problem continues, see an allergist. Do note that not all people become ill after mold exposure.
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Dr. Doanh Nguyen answered:

Could you answer if it is bad for you to be exposed to mold daily?

Mold exposure

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It would be hard to tell. We have been living in the environment with lots of aero allergens and pathogens and not all of us responds to the exposure the same way. It also depends on the exposure load too. You might not have any problems. You might get sensitized or allergies to the molds, or get an invasive lung infection. If you already have environmental allergies, you should avoid it.
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If allergic to penicillin and exposed to mold will i have a reaction?

Not likely

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The penicillin used for antibiotics is all synthetic and not derived from Penicillium mold anymore.
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Dr. Douglas Berson answered:

Could you tell me what happens if your body is exposed to mold for a long period of time?

Fungus

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Mold and Fungi are the most prevalent living thing on the planet. We are all exposed to mold in some form at all times. Most often it causes no harmful effects and can even be important for our health such as yeast used to ferment alcohol and raise bread or make cheeses. Other times it may take advantage of us like athletes foot or candida yeast infection. Allergy or infection can also occur.
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I was exposed to mold spores at work, and now I'm sick. can I ask for sick pay or lost wages?

Yes

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assuming you can prove this occured on the job; then it should be covered under Worker's Compensation. Check with your HR person at work
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