Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What is a Mold Allergy?

As per the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), if you have an allergy that never ends when seasons change, you may be allergic to the spores of molds or other fungi. Molds live everywhere, and disturbing a mold source can disperse the spores into the air.

It is common for people to get mold allergy if they or other family members are allergic to substances such as pollen or animal dander. People may become allergic to only mold or fungi, or they may also have problems with dust mites, pollens and other spores. If you are allergic to only fungi, it is unlikely that you would be bothered by all fungi. The different types of fungi spores have only limited similarities.

For more information on mold allergies, mold, mold allergy symptoms and prevention please see the AAFA Mold Allergy Webpage

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fiberglass Information and Health Hazards As Per NYC

The New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene provides a very useful resource for mold information. Information on this website includes:

What is fiberglass?
How are people exposed to fiberglass?
What are the health effects of fiberglass?
How can workers reduce their exposure to fiberglass?
How can I get more information?

For more information go to fiberglass information website of The New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Medline Plus Provides Mold Information and Resources

The U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provide a website Medline Plus. This website has a page devoted to the harzards of mold. the website for mold provides resources, news and links to information on mold health related issues, mold removal and more. For more information visit Medline Plus Mold Information