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The Dangers of Memnoniella Mold

In the immense kingdom of fungi, the Memnoniella mold most closely resembles the Stachybotrys mold, and they are generally found growing together. They are both considered toxic and produce the same types of allergic symptoms in humans. The major difference relates to size – Memnoniella mold is smaller, making it easier for it to penetrate the lining of the lungs.

Memnoniella MoldMold spores are carried by the wind, and typically settle in a moist, warm environment, where they will continue to multiply until there is a change in condition. Mold develops well on cellulose materials such as wood ceiling tiles or plasterboard. If the moisture source dries up, the mold also dries up.

Memnoniella mold, as well as other molds, can live out of sight in dwellings for years. Homeowners, who detect a leaky roof or wall, often open it up in order to survey the damage and discover mold growth!

The Effects of Memnoniella Mold
All types of mold in large concentration can be an allergen to its host, including Memnoniella mold. Although it does not usually produce life-threatening health problems, it can seriously affect asthma sufferers and persons with various common allergies. The body’s reaction to allergenic mold tends to be somewhat mild, depending on individual sensitivities. The most typical symptoms include throat irritation, eye and nose itchiness and rashes. Spending time in a closed-in area that is infected with mold and mildew can eventually erode a person’s autoimmune system, causing symptoms to gradually increase in severity. Long-time exposure can affect other systems of the body as well.

Elimination of Memnoniella Mold
It is difficult to identify types of mold with the naked eye. In order to identify mold found in the home, one must collect a sample with scotch tape and send it to a laboratory. However, identifying the mold is not as important as treatment of the symptoms and remediation of the organism. An allergic person will have no relief unless the source of the allergen is gone. Areas with high humidity levels such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements should be carefully inspected for telltale signs of mold or mildew. If growth is found, the humidity level must be corrected, and all mold removed. If it involves a significant area, it is wise to hire an expert to do the job.

Remember, it is constant exposure over a long period of time that causes symptoms to exacerbate. There are many types of anti-histamine on the market to treat common allergic symptoms. Some of the newer preparations promise not to cause drowsiness, which is often a bothersome side effect. However, if your symptoms worsen, and over-the-counter-medications do not provide relief, you should seek your health professional’s advice.


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