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Should I be concerned about a serious health risk to me and my family?

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[info_box icon_url=”http://moldbusters.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/1column.png” alt=”title-1″ id=”inb_1″ type_column=”alpha” title=”Toxic Mould”]Stachybotrys chartarum (also known by its synonym Stachybotrys atra) is a greenish-black mold. It can grow on material with a high cellulose and low nitrogen content, such as fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust, and lint.[/info_box]

[info_box icon_url=”http://moldbusters.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2column.png” alt=”title-2″ id=”inb_2″ type_column=”” title=”Health”]People with allergies may be more sensitive to molds. People with immune suppression or underlying lung disease are more susceptible to fungal infections.[/info_box]

[info_box icon_url=”http://moldbusters.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/3column.png” alt=”title-3″ id=”inb_3″ type_column=”omega” title=”Mould and Ashtma”]Moulds release tiny seeds called spores into the air, which can trigger asthma symptoms in some people. Spores are released when there is a sudden rise in temperature in a moist environment, such as when central heating is turned on in a damp house, or wet clothes are dried next to a fireplace.[/info_box]

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To help avoid this trigger:

  • Ensure the house is well ventilated.
  • Ensure damp and mould in the home is treated quickly.
  • Avoid areas (such as gardens or compost) that may contain mould spores.
  • When showering or cooking, keep internal doors closed to prevent damp air from spreading through the house and use extractor fans.
  • Try not to dry clothes indoors, store clothes in damp cupboards or pack clothes too tightly in wardrobes.

 

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