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How Dangerous is Toxic Black Mold?

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Recently, black mold has been experiencing some time in the spotlight. The news, social media, and various online articles have been shouting from the rooftops the dangers of toxic black mold.

Don’t get me wrong. You don’t want to live in a home with toxic black mold infested in the walls, but how cautious do you need to be?

Should you throw caution to the wind and leave it alone? (No.)

Should you pack up the kids and move to grandma’s? (No.)

The answer lies somewhere in between those two options and I’m here to give you some knowledge on the dangers of stachybotrys chartarum (the fancy name for toxic black mold.)

How Dangerous is Toxic Black Mold?

Toxic black mold is what stachybotrys chartarum is referred to most of the time and it’s actually a bit of a misnomer. The mold itself isn’t toxic, but the mycotoxins it releases in to the air are—and that’s where it gets its name. Just like with weeds and pollen, some people are more allergic to it than others.

In some people, it can cause various respiratory issues ranging from wheezing, coughing, itchy throat and sneezing while others might be completely void of symptoms.

None of this is to say even if you don’t have any visible symptoms you should continue living in the same area as black mold. You should take the proper steps to have the mold colonies removed, but it doesn’t mean it has to be a rushed decision.

Most of the time, people have been living with black mold for much longer than they’re aware and this is why it’s OK to take your time and educate yourself on the removal process.

Mold removal can be tricky. If you suspect your black mold is of the toxic variety, you should consult with a professional removal team to set up a remediation plan.

Why an Individualized Removal Plan is Important

Like with most things in life, your mold removal plan should not be a cookie cutter version that blankets anyone and everyone when it comes to mold removal.

Luckily, you found your way to our humble little corner of the internet. At Mold Solutions, we work with you to develop a removal plan that keeps your specific mold issue in mind. We have a team of certified mold removal specialists who are ready to hear from you and get to work on a solution specifically designed for you.  Contact us today!

 

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