The hidden dangers of mould – part one
How healthy is your building? Mould is usually an indicator of hidden damp issues caused by leaks, poor ventilation, the spore released by mould can cause health issues to employees/staff.
Moulds release spores that, like dust allergens, can cause allergic reactions in people. Spores are microscopic particles released by moulds into the atmosphere in their thousands. Spores come into contact with skin and nasal and bronchial membranes, causing symptoms such as rhinitis, itchy eyes, eczema and, most importantly, asthma. Several conditions, such as Farmer’s lung and Sauna-taker’s lung, are caused by mould allergy.