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Mold and Mildew Attack - What to do?
A Guide - Part 1
Information to detect, prevent and eliminate
mushrooms, fungi, mold and dark / black mildew
like Aspergillus nidulans and Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus versicolor, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus, Penicillium chrysogenum,
Penicillium expansum, Penicillium verrucosum, Penicillium viridicatum, Fusarium, Stachybotrys chartarum (atra), Acremonium,
Alternaria, Aureobasidium, Basidiospores, Basidiomycetes, Poria incrassata, Botrytis, Chaetomium, Cladosporium, Trichoderma,
without poisoned toxic and harmfull bleach.
Hello and welcome on this site!
What are you looking for and why? Will you get rid of green or dark mildew and mold affection in your house? Do you or somebody of your family
suffer from mildew spores? Got your health affected by mold or mildew reactions like allergy symptoms? Other fungi-related illness like asthma or hay fever?
Are you looking for good news to get rid with the health hazard by fungi attack? Maybe you're right here, try it out.
What is mold?
Mold fungus (type of filamentous fungi) can be described as a fuzzy growth on wet / damp / moistured organic material by several
types of fibroid fungi. If mold is growing on textile / fabric it is named mildew.
Some mold like Aspergillus, Trichoderma, Alternaria, Penicillium, Stachybotrys and Cladosporium are toxic and produce
allergens and / or mycotoxins. These can cause severe illness and affect various health problems.
A lot of people are allergic to mold, the symptoms follow touching or inhaling mold and mold spores.
Which symptoms can be a indication for toxic mildew or mold?
Here we have to consider a wide spreading range of health affections like
- reddened and/or burning, watery eyes, sensitivity to light, constant headache, dermatose and dermatitis,
- throat and nose irritation, sneezing, hay fever symptoms as runny nose, nasal or sinus congestion,
- asthma symptoms like dyspnea, cough, wheezing, difficulties in breathing cumulating in asthma attacks,
- flu-like symptoms infection of the lungs culminating in pneumonia,
- memory problems, mood changes
Thinking about these just common symptoms, you can suppose that every person suffers from mold - and this may be more
than half the truth. Why? Because today more than 50 % of all modern residence buildings are moldy. That will mean they
have severe mold problems and are unsound and noxious for human beings like you and me.
How comes the mold in our house?
Let us first look for the real reasons for mold attack and dicuss the remedies later (scroll down, if you doesn't like to wait). OK, here you will get a old-fashioned
german point of view, but maybe not so far away from the problems in your home. And some parts of my breakdown and
clarification of the facts will be controversial to anything you've heard before. My English vocabulary and grammer
will not be as good as you like (partly thanks google tranlator), but I suppose this is no english lesson
but a analysis of mold problems and possible correctives in the topic of building construction and repair. The health
sympoms must naturally remain to the doctors / physicians.
It's your time you are going to waste by reading this page, OK, but it is also your house, your mold and your health.
So let's continue -
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