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What Should I Do About Moldy File Folders At Work
Wear a mask: Wear a particle mask to prevent inhaling the spores. Look for moisture in the location and get that eliminated; clean the files of a much of the mold as possible. When the moisture is resolved infusing thieves brand essential oil into the air (which may be uncomfortable to humans) will help to kill any remaining mold spores. If you can't get cooperation may need to look for a new job location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more
I am so busy at work as a nurse i rarely have time to eat.. I accidentally ate moldy bread today. Dangerous?
What are the health hazards of inhaling mold? I always wear a mask at work when a house i work in is moldy, i was just curious of the risk factors.
It depends: on the frequency, duration, volume of mold and your medical conditions. Mold is very common and inhaling it for a few minutes is not harmful. However, exposure for months to years can be harmful. There are tests in the blood to see if it is affecting you. A chest xray is a basic test for diagnosis. Having diabtets or other immune disorders can aggravate it. Please consult your primary doctor ...Read more
Forgadaboutit: Avoidance is the only answer , there is no known effective de-tox program and a seriously toxic reaction to molds usually happens after extremely high exposure usually in an occupational environment and rarely if ever in the home environment. ...Read more
I'm worried because my fianc works for a company where the owners know there is black mold present, what do you suggest?
Ignore it: These scare stories have been all over the internet for two decades without the medical community identifying any illness clearly related to this familiar growth. Most of us think that these fears are being promoted by tort lawyers and big-money mold removal companies. ...Read more
Hello I've been having all the symptoms of black mold exposure. Lately it's been getting worst. Chest pains and it's very hard to breathe. Everybody thinks I'm crazy when their is visible black mold on my walls. What should I do?
Allergic: Black mold is a known allergen. The symptoms you describe sound like asthma. This is a condition that must be treated. There are other common elements that can cause your symptoms like dust mites. You need to get the black mold and dust removed ASAP and make where you live safe for a patient with asthma. First and foremost you must get medication for your asthma and allergies today. Se MD for eval ...Read more
You'll be okay: I'm going to assume that it did not trigger an attack of asthma that took you to the emergency room. This isn't the place to talk about whether legalization will make the product safer, or that smoking anything isn't really doing your lungs a favor. The greatest danger of 'weed' is doing something silly while you're high. Be careful, and make good choices. ...Read more
Moldy home: Living in a damp, moldy home can expose the patient to recurrent sinus and/or respiratory issues. Some of the exposed molds can be especially toxic including black mold. It is very important to have professional remediation to clean up and effectively remove all the mold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would you please help describe the usual health problems caused by living in a damp and moldy house?
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