Does mold affect my health?

The health effects of mold exposure vary widely between individuals, even those living in close quarters in the same house. Those with compromised immune systems, such as young children, older adults and people taking drugs to suppress cancer or HIV are typically most affected. Sensitivities may develop over time from repeated exposures to mold.

Possible symptoms of mold exposure:
  • Asthma or flu-like symptoms
  • General respiratory complaints
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Conjunctivitis (pink-eye) and other eye irritations
  • Dry, hacking cough
  • Headaches
  • “Brain fog”
  • Skin rashes and irritations

Is testing part of the solution?

If you or someone living in your home is having symptoms that you think may be related to mold exposure, air sampling and testing could help determine the extent of the mold problem, if any.

Environmental technicians will begin by researching the history of the structure regarding water discharges, leaks, flooding, etc. A thorough visual inspection is performed to detect signs or conditions that may encourage mold growth. Two air samples are taken, one inside and one outside, for comparison. Other tests may be recommended based on discoveries by the technicians. The samples are obtained using scientifically calibrated equipment and filters. Samples are analyzed by an AIHA accredited microbiological lab. Lab test results are included in our report to you.

If cleanup is required, Mold Testing Services of Oregon, LLC. can aid you in developing a work plan to do it yourself or assist you in finding a remediation contractor to do the work.

Clearance testing should be done after remediation is complete to confirm the results.

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