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Doctor insights on: What Generally Causes Pink Mold

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What typically causes mold to grow?

Moisture: Molds grow in a moist, dark environment. To clear it up you have to remove the moisture. ...Read more

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What kind of health problems can mold cause?

What kind of health problems can mold cause?

Respiratory problems: In 2004 the institute of medicine (iom) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eating doughnut with mold?

What are the causes of eating doughnut with mold?

Poor eyesight?: Someone might eat a doughnut with mold, if s/he cannot see it has mold on it. The person might also have poor judgment about what's safe or desirable to consume. Some -- such as elderly people with dementia -- might not realize food has been in their refrigerators or cupboards too long. They need help from others to keep edible foods available and accessible. ...Read more

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Which type of health problems are caused by mold?

Which type of health problems are caused by mold?

Allergic reactions: In some cases, people may develop severe reactions to mold exposure. Symptoms of severe reactions, which are uncommon, include fever and difficulty breathing. People with compromised immune systems or those with chronic lung disease can develop serious infections of the lungs due to molds. ...Read more

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Can black mold cause anaphalatic shock?

Can black mold cause anaphalatic shock?

Rare but possible: It can be any type of mold you are allergic to. On the other hand, I have only seen one single case of anaphylaxis from mold exposure in several decades of practice. That involved a mold-allergic patient who was spreading steer manure as a fertilizer. When we cultured the fertilizer she used , huge amount of mold growth was found. And that's no bull. ...Read more