Is Mould in your Home or Workplace making you SICK !!!

Over the years, the indoor presence of moulds has become a matter of concern for health professionals and for the general public. Over the past few years, more and more studies conducted through out America North America and Europe have revealed a potential link between the indoor presence of moulds and various health problems. Similarly, the number of requests addressed by citizens to Qu├ębec Canadian government agencies concerning this problem increased sharply in the 90s, giving reason to anticipate a growing problem.

Health risks associated with the indoor presence of moulds

Mould can affect human health in a number of ways. It generally fall into one of the three groups: allergic reactions; infections; or toxic responses. Responses range from minor, serious or negative and can be temporary, long-term or permanent and may vary over time. Those most of risk include the age susceptible and those with pre-existing medical conditions or allergy problems. Typical symptoms that mould-exposed persons report (alone or in a combination) include:

  • Eye irritation (burning, watery or reddened eyes)
  • Respiratory problems (such as wheezing, coughing, or difficulty breathing)
  • Skin rashes or irritation
  • Headaches and fatigue
  • Nose or throat irritation
  • Nasal and sinus congestion

who is at risk the most

  • children (under 12 years, particularly infants)
  • pregnant women
  • people over 65 years
  • those with weakened immune systems; allergies; severe asthma; chronic, obstructive, or allergic lung diseases.

 

Mold Exposure in First Year of Life May Lead to Asthma Development

Brian P. Leaderer, Ph.D.
Yale University Department of Medicine
R01ES7456 and R01ES05410

Background: Asthma clinicians and researchers have reported a substantial rise in the prevalence and severity of asthma in children over the past decade. Genetic predisposition and exposure to various environmental agents, such as environmental tobacco smoke, endotoxin, and indoor allergens especially during early childhood, have been reported as risk factors for the development of sensitivities to inhaled allergens and the development and exacerbation of asthma. Suspect allergens include those from cockroaches, cats, dust mites, molds, and environmental tobacco smoke. Additional studies have shown a link between risk of a child developing asthma and maternal asthma history, however there have been very studies that have related allergen sensitization and asthma development to maternal history of asthma.

Allergic Reactions:

Approximately 5% of the population is predicted to have, at some time, allergic symptoms from moulds. The most common symptom associated with mould exposure is hypersensitivity. Immediate hypersensitivity is immunoglobin E (IgE) mediated allergy to fungal proteins. This reactivity can lead to allergic rhinitis or allergic asthma that is triggered by breathing in mould spores or hyphal fragments. Immediate hypersensitivity is most common in atopic individuals i.e. those who already have allergic asthma or allergic rhinitis or atopic dermatitis and manifest allergic antibodies to a wide range of environmental proteins among which moulds are only one participant

Infections:

Mould elements can directly infect some tissues and cause mycotic or fungal-related pathological and inflammatory illness. Those infections in which there is deep tissue invasion are primarily restricted to the immunocompromised, although some mould species can also infect immunocompetent people. For example, acute sinusitis, although often bacterial or viral in nature, the problem of chronic sinus infections is often due to inflammation of the mucous membranes caused by mould elements. Superficial fungal infections, in contrast to serious mycotic infections are extremely common on the skin or mucosal surfaces of normal subjects. These superficial infections include infections of the feet, nails, groin, dry body skin and oral or vaginal mucosa. Some of the common organisms involved with these infections e.g. Trychophyton rubrum, can be found growing as indoor moulds

What is mould?

Mould is one type of fungus whose job is to decompose dead organic material. It often looks like a stain and comes in a variety of colours. In some cases, however, mould may not be visible but may have a musty ,earthy-odour.( IF YOU SMELL IT YOU HAVE IT) If it is allowed to grow, mould can contribute to poor indoor air quality.

Moulds are naturally occurring organisms playing a major role in eath’s ecosystem. they are part of nature’s way to recycle.

Cause of mould growth

Aside from a water intrusion event such as flooding, leaking roofs, damaged pipes or hot water systems etc, the most common cause of mould comes from air exchange issues. Air exchange issues arise when excess humidity is present. This is very common at times when the outside air is cooler than the inside air. This will result in condensation and subsequently an excess of moisture inside your home. In the winter months, this is very common with the use of furnaces and heaters. They warm up the air inside the dwelling, be it an office or a home, and if the outside air is cold we start to see moisture on the inside of the windows. We have all seen what happens when you leave a milk carton out on your counter, condensation forms on the exterior of the bottle or carton and before long it is sitting in a puddle of water. Technically, the temperature at which the condensation starts to form is called Dew Point.

In the summer months, humidity due to weather will cause similar conditions to those that are present during the winter months that contribute to the ideal conditions for the growth of mould

What we do

Goldmorrmould remidation system

The staff at Healthy Cleaning Solutions are trained Goldmorr Master Technicians, the most efficient and safest mould remediation system there is. The Goldmorr system does not require you to relocate, you won’t even have to remove the furniture from your home or office and you can rest easy in the knowledge that all of the mould spores have been eliminated.

 

The Goldmorr System is the Future of Mould Remediation!

This innovative and proven system means that our Goldmorr Master Technicians do not have remove furnishings, you do not have to relocate during the process and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that all mould spores are eliminated.

Inspect – Our team will develop and submit a scope of remediation to safely restore the indoor environment

Correct – The most critical concept in dealing with a water intrusion event is to eliminate the source and dry up the moisture.

Protect – Our unique product is blended with proven technology that effectively prevents microbial contamination on treated
surfaces.

Goldmorr Mould Removal System

Testimonials

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Contact us