Sick Building Syndrome – The Dangers And How To Prevent It - Vancouver Island | Pacific Decon

Sick Building Syndrome – The Dangers And How To Prevent It


Black mold is dangerous and can impact homeowners in Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni.

Mold to Vancouver Island is like wetness to water.  Mold is everywhere, but it is important that you know the dangers of black mold exposure.

Mold is the culprit behind the SBS “sick building syndrome,” characterized by complications within the respiratory system. You find it in the rooms, and spaces with a high level of moisture. The spores produced by the mold, for reproduction, are the cause of the respiratory, and to some extent, nervous system complications.

Where is black mold most likely to grow?

Mold spores produce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), which interfere with the performance of the respiratory tract, and nervous systems. Inhalation is the main mode of infection, although they are also ingested. The first signs of infection resemble those that occur when you develop a cold. The mucous membranes of your respiratory tract become inflamed, and you start sneezing. You will then develop a fever, and fatigue will set in. Other symptoms include dizziness, constant headaches, difficulty in concentration, loss of memory, and general sluggishness.

If you are not aware of the dangers of black mold exposure, you may confuse the symptoms to be an allergic reaction to something else. In the past, black mold was not considered to be a major concern, until recently. Exposure to a large number of spores, or prolonged exposure over time, can lead to internal bleeding, and the presence of blood in body tissues, which can be lethal. Any unexplained internal body pain and discomfort is a sign of serious exposure to black mold.

Homeowners do not realize they are suffering from the effects of black mold since they have become accustomed to their environment. If you have lived in a musty home, and are exposed to low-levels of black mold, you may get accustomed to the odor of your home, and not seek immediate help. Over time, you will begin feeling unwell and assume that you are suffering from another ailment. You should be constantly aware of the dangers of black mold, and how the symptoms manifest themselves. This knowledge will spare you a lot of pain, and discomfort, in the future.

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What do you do next? How do you solve the challenge of mold and associated health hazards?

Call Pacific Decontamination Services at 778-269-0208 or email us!

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