ASK THE MILDUDE
Does it matter what kind of mold is found in my home? Sometimes Yes and sometimes No. The mold remediation process would be the same. Some questions that can be answered by Mold testing are; Does the Doctor need to know what my body is exposed to? Was the mold found more likely settled spores that came from outside, or from a remediation project that was not well protected? Are these type molds associated with water damages? Associated with indoor plants? Tracked in on the animal’s paws? Some molds will produce mycotoxins (poisonous toxins). Not all molds produce mycotoxins all the time. It is important to know that mold spores do not have to be alive to be dangerous. Dead and dormant mold can be just as toxic as viable (or live) spores and can affect different individuals in different ways. Adverse reactions from dead mold or mold spores can still happen.
Are there any circumstances where people should vacate a home or their building because of mold? Sometimes Yes. Some have chosen to go on a trip or stay at another location for a few days, to see if they start feeling better. These decisions must be made individually. If you believe you are ill because of exposure to mold in a building, you should consult your physician to decide if it is necessary to vacate your home.