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Is There A Test To Verify If Someone Has Had Repeated Exposure To Mold
Remove the mold!!!: Like with much of what we do we make make various assumptions based upon associations. What can be done is test for presence of mold, test for allergic/ige sensitivity to mold, also for hypersensitivity/igg to mold. Removal of mold is essential and response to this removal can suggest that the mold was responsible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of blood test do I need after toxic mold exposure? I want to know fungus levels in blood & what kind I've been exposed to.
Pulmonary function: Tests. The mold you were exposed to is not likely to be present in the blood. Inhaled mold spores may affect lung function and would be the place to start. To find out the kind of mold you were exposed to, you need to culture some material from the site in question. ...Read more
I live older home with mold growing out of the walls best "blood" test for toxic mold exposure or mold toxicity? How do I convince my dr to test 4 it?
Mold in home: Best thing to do is have a reliable mold construction specialist check your house for toxic mold, to see if it may be harmful to you. There are many scams about molds so be sure you have an honest mold specialist. ...Read more
Can someone describe the relationship between candida and mold exposure such as mycotoxins and aspergillus/penicillium?
Everyone does: Mold exposure is very common. Every time you are outside you get some mold exposure. In fact, most mold exposure is outdoors, not indoors. Mold is found in grass, leaves, compost, mulch, and may be stirred up the wind or by activities like mowing, raking, or sweeping. Indoor mold is the result of a damp indoor environment. To reduce mold indoors the source of the moisture has to be eliminated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for mold exposure in the home to cause some members to be mildly ill and others to be severly and chronicly ill?
Absolutely: Positively yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Allergy: Fears over "black mold" exposure have made lawyers rich but I do not know a single pathologist who believes there's a real, definable disease from this particular species. However, quite a few people are allergic to spores of molds and bacteria, and these can produce either "hay fever" type problems or a treacherous hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It's best to keep molds under control, but not panic ...Read more
Cleaned dark mold in car w/ bleach mix and sponge. Small area (4-6 inch). Caused by coffee.Used gloves but no mask. Should I worry about exposure?
I wouldn't worry:): Using gloves ... good for you! If you did not experience any symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath, I wouldn't worry about the bleach fumes. High concentrations of bleach can cause lung irritation/inflammation which typically heals by itself. If you didn't have symptoms, not a problem. A mask is a good idea, though:) ...Read more
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