Mold most commonly grows in bathrooms, basements, and anywhere else where there is dampness or water. Many types of mold we routinely encounter aren't hazardous to healthy individuals; however, too much exposure to mold may cause a worsening of such conditions as asthma, hay fever, or other allergies. Our mold inspection and testing services will alert you to possible mold problems in your current or potential house.
Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances.
Allergic reactions to mold are common and include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold.
For more information, read the EPA's A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home. The above information is provided as a public service by the Environmental Protection Agency for educational purposes.