Wondering if you have a mold allergy? The spores of mold fungi are common causes of inhalant allergy. Asthma or respiratory tract symptoms are often signs of mold allergy or exposure. The most common places that molds are found are moist damp areas such as basements, trashcans, plant soil and woodpiles. Mold colonies are often seen growing on the surface of moist foods such as bread, cheese and jam.
Yet, you may not even realize that many of us are consuming fungi from moldy foods or from the actual food manufacturing process every day. Fungi are used in a variety of ways, such as the making of cheese or fermented products. Yeast is used is the process of making wine or beer, vinegar and bakery products. Asthmatics who are sensitive to inhaled mold spores can experience urticaria (hives), angioedema (swelling) and cardiac symptoms after consuming substances containing yeast or mold.
If you are suspecting mold allergies or sensitivities, avoiding all exposure of mold may not be possible. However, you can reduce your risk by identifying problem molds through our serum blood test. Stop guessing and understand your risks so you can take action as the Asana team will share a Mold Elimination Plan with you as part of your testing or program package.