Toxigenic Molds Directly Linked to Adverse Health Effects

Researchers at Texas Southern University say contamination of the indoor environment by toxigenic molds is directly related to adverse health effects.  Mold releases spores into the air to reproduce. These spores grow readily in damp environments and are easily inhaled.  According the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “ Molds can trigger asthma episodes in sensitive individuals with asthma. People with asthma should avoid contact with or exposure to molds.” However, mold exposure is not limited to affecting only asthmatics.