Mould is a type of fungus that often looks like fuzzy spots of different colors, including green, gray, or black. More than 100,000 mould species have been identified. Exposure to moulds can be linked to negative health effects, depending on the type of mould and the health status of the person.
You may have heard or read about “toxic mould.” Actually, moulds themselves are not toxic or poisonous.
You may have heard or read about “toxic mould.” Actually, moulds themselves are not toxic or poisonous. However, there are mould species that are “toxigenic,” meaning they produce mycotoxins. These mycotoxins are chemical byproducts of metabolic processes – any process performed to maintain life, such as converting food into energy or cellular respiration. Some mycotoxins can cause a toxic response in humans and animals, even in small amounts.
If you have allergies or asthma, you are sensitive to certain triggers. These triggers can set off a reaction in your lungs and other parts of the body. Triggers can be found indoors and outdoors and be simple things like:
- Cold air
- Tobacco and wood smoke
- Perfume, paint, hair spray, or any strong odors or fumes
- Allergens (things that cause allergies) such as dust mites and their droppings, cockroaches, pollen, molds, animal dander – tiny scales or particles from hair, feathers or skin – saliva from pets
- Illness, like colds and influenza
- Fine dust and ultrafine dust from combustion processes (things that cause allergies)
Other things may also trigger your asthma or allergies. It’s important to learn which triggers are a problem for you. Then you can learn to avoid them to keep yourself healthy.
Identifying your triggers isn’t always easy. You can experiment with staying away from one suspected trigger at a time and watch yourself to see if you get better. This may show you if a particular trigger was a problem for you. Your doctor may also suggest keeping an asthma diary or having a skin test for allergies.
Try changing out your bedding with hypoallergenic bedding such as SmartSilk, that is certified as asthma and allergy friendly.
You can also invest in a personal and portable air purifier to help with allergens that may be in your work space or at home.
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The IQAir Atem Personal Air Purifier is finally available at TACH Wellness. Watch our video below.
The Atem offers a unique design for those of us who spend a lot of time on the go, so that clean air is available wherever you may travel. This portable, personal air purifier creates a clean air breathing zone by providing clean, fresh air from a HEPA-grade filter and direction air diffusing system. The Atem only requires a small amount of space, ideally positioned on a desk or bedside table and facing in your direction for cleaner air.
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