Molds are fungi. With countless species of fungi on Earth, mold is a common occurrence. It can grow inside or outside but thrives best in warm, humid conditions where it can reproduce rapidly. Mold spores are hearty and can survive harsh conditions that many other organisms cannot, such as particularly dry weather. Common household molds include cladosporium, alternaria, penicillium, and aspergillus.
Some people have more severe reactions to mold than others. Common symptoms included nasal congestion, itchy eyes, wheezing, and skin irritation. However, individuals who work in industries where exposure to mold is high are susceptible to a very harsh reaction. This can include fever and shortness of breath.
Molds exist in every environment. However, in some areas the abundance is much great than in others. Outdoors it is often found in shady areas or those where vegetation is decomposing. Inside, damp areas such as basements and showers are particularly vulnerable.
If you are sensitive to mold, you should avoid wooded areas and keep the humidity levels in your home between 40% and 60%. Make sure to ventilate showers and cooking areas. If you find mold in your home, carefully clean it up as fix the problem as quickly as possible. If the mold is on a hard surface, a commercial product, bleach solution, or basic soap and water can be used to clean the area.
If you have been exposed to mold due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to collect damages. Contact the Racine personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 1-800-242-2874.