Runny Eyes – Sneezing – Coughing – Sinus Headaches
The Build-up of Mold and Mildew Due to Automotive Water Damage is Hazardous to Your Health!
Water, dampness, and moisture in your vehicle, is a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Mold consists of small spores that live in dark areas underneath the carpet and in tight areas, crevices and beneath the seats. Mold produces irritants, sometimes called allergens, and other toxins that when inhaled, causes runny nose, sneezing, sinus congestion, skin rashes, itching, and sudden asthma attacks. Mold can have serious health effects on children and adults.
Car Pool Detail professionals take care to remove and thoroughly clean all areas of your vehicle that have been exposed to water, and moisture. They thoroughly dry those damaged areas and treat them for mold and mildew growth. They also remove the odors related to the bacteria growing in the mold. Whether you have accidentally left your windows down in a rainstorm, have a slow leak, or have experienced serious flooding, you and your family may be susceptible to a number of mold-related illnesses.
Mold causes breathing disorders. People exposed to mold may have a persistent cough, or experience sudden attacks of asthma, and chronic sneezing – the result of mold spores inhaled into your lungs, which in turn irritate your mucus membranes.
In the same way your sinuses are affected by mold spores, the mucus membranes in your stomach get irritated by mold spores, causing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It may also cause a loss of appetite and weight loss.
Mold spores are airborne. When locked in a car, they land on your skin, causing skin irritations that include patchy, red rashes that itch and can lead to open sores.
More Mold-related Health Problems
Red and watery eyes, followed by headaches are typical symptoms of short-term exposure to mold, but the headaches will increase in intensity as exposure continues. Some sufferers will even experience nosebleeds, fatigue, hair loss, and short-term memory loss. Long-term exposure to mold can lead to serious health problems such as neurological disorders. In extreme cases, it can lead to blindness, bleeding lungs, long-term memory loss, and even brain damage. Mold has also been related to certain forms of cancer and even death.
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