It is common knowledge that mold can cause adverse reactions in human beings. That said, it is also not uncommon to breathe mold spores on a daily basis due to mold growth within your home. Today, a mold removal company in Vancouver WA wants to answer the question: “How does mold affect the respiratory system?”
Your respiratory system is made up of your nose, mouth, lungs, trachea, and esophagus. The nose contains cilia, which are tiny hairs and mucous membranes that share the task of catching foreign objects and preventing them from making their way further into the respiratory system. The trachea has a job similar the nose, since it is also responsible for catching foreign objects.
The lungs contain the bronchioles which leads to a number of small air sacks. These sacks distribute the air into your blood stream. When exposed to mold, you may experience sneezing, excess mucous, stuffy sinusitis, as well as other symptoms. Some toxins that are produced by the mold (mycotoxins) can even lead to bleeding in the lungs and nose. Mold can also be ingested through the mouth and travel down the esophagus into the stomach, causing further discomfort.
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