Bacteria, viruses, and mold can become airborne and be inhaled, putting people at risk of mold sickness. With the reports of sewage and toxins in the water, the floodwaters will likely enhance the growth of microorganisms.
When the flooding is due to even a clean source, such as rain water, the growth of these microorganisms may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
Damp buildings and furnishings promote the growth of microorganisms, mold which can aggravate asthma and allergies and may cause the development of asthma, wheeze, cough and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
The biggest health risk for the public may come from water-borne microorganisms and toxins. Even after the water recedes, the contaminants, bacteria, viruses and mold left behind pose a risk for mold exposure and mycotoxicty from mycotoxins...
If you suspect you could have mold sickness get the relevant medical testing for mold exposure immediately:
The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) website explicitly warns that the inhalation of mycotoxins has been reported to cause maladies that include cancer. Demonstrating what this can mean, recent headlines shocked the Scandinavian Peninsula with news of just such a cancer outbreak.
Mold Sickness has been responsible for people losing their jobs, friends, families, and even their family home. As they continue being ill and misdiagnosed their conditions continue to degrade.
While many medical practitioners will tell you Mold Sickness is not real, or that mold cannot make you sick, this line of thinking and education is still in the stone ages.
With mold Sickness getting the right tests the first time is critical to understanding what you have been exposed to. As with all infections if left untreated or misdiagnosed a person’s condition will worsen.
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