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Water damage specialists release report on the dangers of black mold 

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–This week, Atascadero water damage restoration and mold restoration specialists Servpro released a report further examining the dangers of this common household problem. As winter weather brings more moisture to the Central Coast, the incidences of mold growth rapidly increase.

To view the report, click here or read below.

Black mold is a common household danger that many will at some point encounter, but there are many common misconceptions held about black mold and its toxicity.

What is black mold?

Stachybotyrs chartarum, more commonly known as black mold, is a toxic fungus that can cause several types of problems when the spores are inhaled. Neurological, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive, and many other problems are not uncommon symptoms.

Neurological symptoms of black mold inhalation

Black mold can kill neurons in the brain and impair a person’s mental ability, causing a variety of mental and neurological problems, including:

  • Hallucinations
  • Brain fog
  • Shock
  • Disorientation
  • Aggression
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures


Less severe symptoms consist of anxiety, dizziness, shaking, shortened attention span, and delayed reflexes.

Respiratory symptoms of black mold inhalation

Since black mold is a fungus, it is the toxic spores and mycotoxins that do a majority of the damage to the body, generally when they are inhaled. As a result, black mold takes a heavy toll on the respiratory system. Pulmonary hemorrhaging (bleeding of the lungs), bleeding gums, difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, swollen lungs, and nosebleeds are all notable symptoms of trichothecene mycotoxins that are lodged in the mucus membranes.

For the complete report, visit their blog.

About Servpro

Servpro is a local disaster, fire, water, and mold damage specialists. They are Atascadero’s water damage restoration leaders, and are readily available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help any customers in need. Servpro Atascadero strives to make the problem, “like it never happened.” Call them today at (805) 466-6618.

Servpro of Atascadero
8855 Curbaril
Atascadero, CA 93422
(805) 466-6618

Press release by Access Publishing, publisher of the A-Town Daily News, (805) 226-9890.

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Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Paso Robles Daily News on Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, or follow his blog.