Black Mold is a name commonly used for Stachybotrys chartarum which is a very toxic mold that can grow inside and outside. This type of mold produces toxins, which are potent enough to cause severe problems for people’s health. The health issues that are associated with black mold are usually related to the respiratory area.
Symptoms of black mold exposure or black mold poisoning are:
- Chronic coughing & sneezing
- Irritation to the eyes
- Mucus membranes of the nose & throat
- Chronic fatigue and persistent headaches
Toxic black mold that is found inside needs materials high in cellulose and low in nitrogen to grow, common causes are from leaks inside walls, above ceilings or under floors. It’s important that if you believe there may be black mold in your home to contact a professional immediately. Testing for and discovering where the mold is coming from are important first steps to take and Peniel Environmental Solutions can handle that. Mold often grows in hidden places that might not be easy to detect, so be aware and contact Peniel from more information on mold removal!