How Does Damp Affect You and Your Family’s Health?

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A damp environment can lead to mould developing in your house and can aggravate some health problems, such as asthma and can cause respiratory problems and neurological issues.

The tiny spores that mould produces can make you sick without you realising it and may think it’s just a nasty cold.

People can react to mould differently but children, older people and those with weakened immune systems can be at risk for some serious complications. 

Here are some symptoms to look out for:

Respiratory Problems: 

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Various other flu-like symptoms

Neurological Symptoms:

  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Shortened attention span
  • Slowed reflexes
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Memory loss and memory problems
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Numbness

It can also cause skin and eye irritation. Rashes may appear on your skin and cause itchy, irritated skin. As well as itchy, watery and sore eyes. 

In order to prevent these serious health issues you need to take quick and effective measures if you start to see mould growing in you home.