“My son and his wife and two girls have been exposed to toxic mold. It is in their systems and the blood tests are not coming back good. The youngest, who is 10 and my daughter-in-law are the worse of the 4. What oils could be used to help in any way. Thank you.” -CI

About Household Mold

There are different types of household molds including aspergillus, stachybotrys atra, and cladosporium. Mold exposure can cause symptoms ranging from mild allergic reactions to respiratory distress and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), also known as mold illness.

Itchy, watery eyes and a sore throat can occur alongside a rash from mold exposure to cladosporium, commonly found in bathrooms. This mold is not considered toxic to humans, but can initiate allergy symptoms.

Black mold, or stachybotrys atra, and aspergillus are toxic and can cause serious disease in humans. They can produce mycotoxins which can weaken the immune system and cause severe allergic reactions, including death.

Household Mold occurs due to damp, water-damaged buildings that have not been repaired. It is estimated that 50 percent of buildings suffer from some sort of water damage, so many people will be exposed to mold at some point. However, most people will not develop CIRS. Those that do often struggle with a low quality of life due to a weakened immune system, allergies, chronic inflammation, and asthma and other respiratory illnesses. It can be hard to eliminate CIRS, but with removal from exposure and managed symptoms, quality of life can be improved.

 

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