Although not all molds are bad, molds and fungi can have serious health effects on certain people to varying degrees.

 

The number and nature of these effects are far from certain, however those sensitive can be affected by some of the following:

 

  • Nasal and sinus congestion

  • Hay fever

  • Sore throats and hacking cough

  • Headaches

  • Rashes

  • Aches and pains

  • Diarrhea

  • Fever

  • Immune Suppression

  • Asthma

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Ringworm​

When molds are disturbed, they release spores into the air. You can be exposed by breathing air containing these mold spores. You can also be exposed through touching moldy items, eating moldy food or accidental hand to mouth contact.

Here are some links and resources to learn more about the health effects of prolonged exposure to mold and poor indoor air quality:

Health Canada: Mold and Your Health

Health Canada: Improve Air Quality

Health Canada: Addressing Moisture and Mold in Your Home

The Canadian Lung Association: Indoor Air Quality

Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety: Indoor Air Quality
World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality

Manitoba Government: Flood Fact Sheet

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mold Resources

HealthLinkBC: Mold and Other Biological Contaminants

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation: Mold in Housing

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