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Q. Recently I was exposed to mold in a basement that had flooded.  I was down there about 45 minutes and within a few hours began feeling bad.  That was 3 weeks ago and I'm still battling it.  Within the first 3 days I was diagnosed with a sinus infection.  4 days later, at another appointment with the doctor, I was told I had sinus infection, bronchitis and some pneumonia.  Now, exactly 3 weeks after the exposure, I went back to the doctor and he said I still have a sinus infection and my lungs don't sound much better.  After my doctor appointment, (this is really gross) I blew what looked like a thin slice of meat covered with white and blue/green mold, just like you'd expect to see it in the fridge when left in too long.  Can mold actually grow inside your nose?  I thought mold grew at temperatures in the 70's.

       A. Molds can flourish and grow in cold weather, warm weather, and very hot weather. Mold spores are very strong and environmentally-independent. Molds of many species can easily grow inside the wet and warm sinus cavities. As the mold growth accumulates from the mold eating the inside of your sinus cavities, there can be nasal discharges like you are experiencing. The Mayo Clinic in a research study of chronic sinusitis discovered that over 90% of patients with chronic sinusitis problems have it because they work or live in mold infestation. You were able to breathe in enough elevated levels of airborne mold spores in just 45 minutes of mold exposure to start the mold growing in your sinus cavities, and perhaps, your lungs. You need to consult with an allergist. There is a specific combination of two pharmaceutical drugs which, when taken together, will kill the mold in your sinus cavities. You would also benefit much by reading the in depth ebook Mold Health Guide, available from Mold Mart. In view of your current mold health problems, you need to be very sure that you are not living in or working in mold infestation. Use our do it yourself mold test kits available at a large hardware, home improvement, or safety store to mold test the air of both your workplace and all areas of your home, including the outward air flow from each heating/cooling duct register, the air of each room, and attic/basement/crawl space air for the possible presence of elevated levels of airborne mold spores, in comparison to an outdoor mold control test.

        Q. I write to ask if mold can cause pneumonia. We have had a problem with mold in our apartment for the past five months. My daughter passed away from pneumonia 2 months ago and my son has been hospitalized twice since then with pneumonia, allergies and asthma. I was wondering if this could be a result of the mold. [May 31, 2004]
        A. My condolences to you on the tragic and unfortunate death of your daughter. Living in mold can cause severe respiratory problems and lung diseases. In view of the mold contamination in your apartment, your daughter's death, and your son's very serious health problems, you need to move immediately to a mold-safe place to live. Outside somewhere, do complete mold decontamination of your clothing and personal property before moving such items to your new place to avoid mold cross-contamination of where you move to. Be sure that you inform your son's attending physician that your family has been living with mold infestation. Your son should be under the care of a pulmonary specialist [lung doctor] plus other relevant specialists. Learn more about mold health problems in the mold health sections of Mold and Mold Inspector  Read about landlord mold liability at Landlord Mold Liability To document the mold health threat in your apartment, use our do it yourself mold test kits. Your first mold investigative step is to use do it yourself mold test kits [self observation of results over a 5 to 7 day time period, or send in for mold lab analysis] to mold test the air of each room, attic, basement, crawl space, and the outward air flow from each heating/cooling duct register for the possible presence of elevated levels of airborne mold spores, in comparison to an outdoor mold control test which you should also do. You can buy mold test kits at a large hardware, home improvement, or safety store. If you see any visible mold growth, from each moldy area, scrape some of the mold particles into a separate mold test kit per testing location for observation over a 5 to 7 day time period, and/or for mold lab analysis. When scraping mold into a test kit, you would be wise to use a breathing air respirator [Home Depot or Lowe’s or a safety store] so that you don’t breathe in extra mold spores that you put into the air by scraping some mold-like substances into each mold test kit.   Read the manufacturer's test kit come use instructions plus these additional instructions to make your tests informative and helpful in mold problem diagnosis.

Mold Growth Lab
Grow, count, and identify only living mold spores in your self-collected Mold Growth Lab surface samples, air samples, and bulk physical samples worldwide, both before and after mold remediation with mold growth Petri lab dishes from Mold Growth Lab.
 
Mold Growth Lab provides you with easy-to-follow mold testing steps to use both Mold Growth Lab surface samplers and Petri lab dishes to collect possible mold growth on any surface, in room air, in the outward air flow from heating/cooling air ducts, and on mold growth on building material physical specimens.
 
You can self-observe the lab dishes for 7 days to know: (1) is it mold? (2) is the mold alive? (3) how many mold colonies grew in the 7 day observation period.  Only living mold spores will grow in the special mold food habitat inside the Petri lab dishes. Each living mold spore will grow a separate, distinguishable, countable, and identifiable mold colony. Dead mold spores will grow NO mold colonies.
 
After the 7 day culture growth time period, each lab dish can be analyzed by our partner mold analysis lab to identify and quantify the mold colonies that have grown during that 7 days, and then provide a written report with such mold species identification and quantification.

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