Mold Exposure: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 7/29/2020

Mold grows in damp, warm, and wet environments and can be found both indoors and outdoors. Common areas for mold exposure in homes include basements and shower stalls. Sometimes mold in the home is referred to as mildew.

Mold exposure typically does not cause symptoms in normal levels. Sometimes, people have allergic reactions to mold that cause symptoms such as

Other possible associated symptoms and signs of mold allergy can include

The best way to prevent symptoms due to mold exposure is to control moisture levels.

Cause of mold exposure

Mold exposure is caused by fungus growth in the environment or home.

Other mold exposure symptoms and signs


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Jameson, J. Larry, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.