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Who is at particular risk from mold exposure? High levels of molds are not healthy for anyone inside of a building. People often at higher risk even at low levels are infants, the elderly, those with compromised immune systems (HIV infection, liver disease, or those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy), pregnant women, and individuals with existing respiratory conditions, such as allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities, and asthma, pneumonia, or bronchitis.
Healthy, active people are less likely to have adverse reactions at first. However, extended exposure to molds can be a health risk to anyone. If you have concerns about your health, you should consult a physician for advice.
Does mold affect everyone the same way? No. Some individuals have a genetic makeup that puts them at risk for developing allergies to mold. People who have an allergy to mold, especially if they also have asthma, can become ill from exposure to even a small amount of mold. Individuals also seem to be quite different in their response to exposure to the toxic chemicals that some molds release. These differences make it difficult to say for sure what the safe limit is for mold exposure.