Ask yourself the following questions
- Did symptoms appear when I moved in?
- When I am away a few days, do I feel better?
- When I come back, do symptoms reappear?
If your answer to any of these questions is "yes," it is likely that your symptoms are the result of poor indoor air quality.
Note that children and the elderly are generally most at risk. Pregnant women and sick people must also be cautious regarding significant presence of indoor mould.
According to Health Canada, different parts and products of mould can cause different health issues.3
Mould affects your health in different ways:
|Mould cell walls||Cause inflammation|
|Spores and mycelia||Cause allergies|
|Mycotoxin: Toxins produced by mould and mushrooms||May be toxic and cause infectious diseases in humans (for example, Aspergillus fumigatus mycotoxins may cause Aspergillosis – bronchitis and lung disease)|