"All molds have the potential to cause health effects." … US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
"Active fungal growth in the indoor environment is inappropriate and may lead to adverse health effects."
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
Some of the most commonly reported signs of a mold illness are difficulties with breathing. In a recent review of mold and medical illnesses, researchers named some of the respiratory diseases that are associated with mold exposure, which include ‘asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, sinusitis, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.’
Being unable to breathe deeply, struggling for air, coughing, wheezing, or sinus problems are all likely symptoms of mold illnesses. Consult a medical professional if you have a concern about your potential exposure to mold.
Psychological stress is normal when you have little control over your home environment and have a poor indoor air quality that can affect your health. Take control of the stress by reducing the sources of moisture in the home, adding house plants to clean the air, and run a fan to keep air circulating.
Muscle pain not due to strain
Unexplained muscle pain that isn’t caused by strenuous activity is one sign of a mold illness. The muscle pain can be anywhere in the body. Muscle cramps and sharp, intense ‘pin prick’ pains have also been reported when people come into contact with mold.