Mold or mold illness is a rising epidemic in this country due to the way we are building homes with a lack of ventilation and materials that attract mold. Typically where there is water, there is mold. If you have a wet basement, you also have mold. When we talk about mold illness, we’re not talking about an allergy to outside molds. We’re talking about a biotoxic illness that occurs due to indoor molds in our homes. So many people today have unexplainable symptoms – not just the sinus issues that you think of, but also chronic fatigue, migraines, irritability, light sensitivity, aches and pains, morning stiffness, and even digestive issues. Not everyone will have the same reaction to mold, so maybe only a few people living in one home would get sick. Genetics play a huge role in this. This is a new epidemic, but not a new problem. In the bible, God warned his people about mold and that if they see it, they should burn the building. Today I tell my patients that if they are in a mold-infested environment, that they must either properly clean the house and get rid of it, or just get out.
For more information on mold illness, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pompa, contact our office today at: (800) 833-2941.