Mold in the home can be a health hazard if it’s allowed to grow and isn’t handled properly.
The type and severity of health effects depend upon:
- the level and duration of exposure
- sensitivity of the person
- the type of mold and toxin it may produce
- and other factors that can increase the health hazard (such as smoking).
People most likely to experience health problems from mold include:
- people with suppressed immune systems
- people with asthma or allergies