Asthma: Molds just like the kind that are found in HVAC systems can trigger asthma attacks in persons who are allergic (sensitized) to molds. The irritants produced by molds may also worsen asthma in non-allergic (non-sensitized) people.
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis may develop following either short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic) exposure to molds. The disease resembles bacterial pneumonia and is uncommon.
Irritant Effects: Exposure to mold like the types commonly found in HVAC systems can cause irritation of the eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs and sometimes can create a burning sensation in these areas.
Opportunistic Infections: People with weakened immune systems may be more vulnerable to infection by molds. Aspergillus Fumigatus, for example, has been known to infect the lungs of immune-compromised individuals. These individuals inhale the mold spores that start growing in their lungs. Thrichoderma has also been known to infect immune-compromised children.
Healthy individuals are usually not vulnerable to opportunistic infections from airborne mold exposure. However, molds can cause common skin infections such as Athlete's Foot and Yeast infections. Our Web-site is here: http://www.cycloneairsystems.com. Cyclone Air Systems Licensed, Insured & Member of Better Business Bureau. *Sumer Special $20 Off. Call valid until 11/30/2015*