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The Critical Importance of Commercial Mold Remediation for Hospitals

Mold remediation is most important in the medical sector than perhaps in any other. While homes and other businesses can certainly suffer from a mold infestation, and can even suffer severe damage, mold infestation is unlikely to actually harm anyone. Even the importance of mold remediation for dialysis centers, which is an essential part of running a clean and safe facility is of equal importance when it comes to commercial mold remediation for hospitals.

 

The reason that commercial mold remediation in hospitals and dialysis centers are so important to running them safely is the health risks that mold infestations can pose. You will often hear us say that the mold spores produced by most species of mold are relatively harmless, and that is true–for healthy people with normally functioning immune systems. This is not the case for people with compromised immune systems or in poor health. While a bad mold infestation in a hospital can be a serious problem, it is not necessarily life-threatening. Read on to discover some of the complications that can arise from untreated mold infestations in hospitals.

 

The Consequences of Procrastinating on Commercial Mold Remediation for Hospitals and Dialysis Centers

When a hospital experiences a mold infestation, there can be many health consequences. Here are some of the ways in which mold can affect the health of hospital patients.

 

  1. commercial mold remediation for hospitalsMold can worsen the effects of asthma and allergies. Black mold spores can seriously aggravate existing respiratory problems, including asthma and allergies. In patients with respiratory problems or in patients who are susceptible to allergies, this can seriously compromise respiratory health. This can lead to trouble breathing, complications related to respiratory blockage, and in some cases respiratory infection.

  2. Respiratory infections. Mold infestations in buildings are shown to increase the risk of respiratory infection, including bronchitis and sometimes even fungal infections in the lungs. Infections happen far more frequently and with greater lethality in people with weakened immune systems, so mold infestations in hospitals can create some serious health problems.

  3. Reactions to mold itself. Research shows that some people are allergic to the spores that different types of molds used to reproduce, and the presence of these spores in the indoor air of an infected building can trigger these responses. If patients in a hospital are exposed to these molds and are in fact allergic, it can complicate their health status and even create allergic reactions.

 

While none of these health consequences are guaranteed to happen in facilities that haven’t had commercial mold remediation, facilities that haven’t are certainly at higher risk.

 

For more information on the health risks associated with mold infestation and for sources on the health risks of mold discussed in this article, visit this Center for Disease Control website here.

 

If you have any questions about commercial mold remediation for hospitals, dialysis centers, or any other questions about what Advanced Mold Diagnostics can do for you, call us at 1-800-642-8305.  We’d be happy to answer any questions you have about commercial mold remediation for your facility, medical or otherwise.

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