Toxic Black Mold Symptoms

Toxic Black Mold

Toxic Black mold mostly grows in a warm place and can be found in most of the countries throughout the world. If we see outdoors then the toxic mold found in soil and on a plant debris. For indoors, black toxic mold needs material highly cellulose and low nitrogen to grow. That indicates that toxic black mold grows on many common indoor materials used for building purpose. Toxic black mold needs long time moisture before beginning to grow. That is the main reason that black mold mostly grows where there is a water leak and moisture. Leakages above ceilings, inside walls are the common cause of Black toxic mold to grow. Toxic black mold doesn’t grow as easily as other molds it needs proper moisture for at least a week before it begins to grow. People having mold problems can involve themselves in several health issues.

If you find toxic black mold in your home you must contact professional to resolve this problem asap before it gets more worst and cause health issues. There is no cure for black toxic mold and the best way is to remove that black mold from your home or try to shift yourself to another place where you can easily survive without any health issues.

Here you will find the symptoms caused by Stachybotrys chart arum species of mold, which is also known as black mold or toxic black mold.

Not all the molds that look black considered as Stachybotrys, in fact, the darkest mold isn’t even toxic.

Types of Toxic Black Mold Symptoms

Toxic black mold cause health problems and serious symptoms such as breathing problems, mental impairment, damage to the internal organs and even death as well. The main symptoms of toxic black mold groups causes are:

•    Respiratory symptoms

•    Skin problems

•    Immune system problems

•    Reproductive system problems

•    Tiredness and discomfort

•    Circulatory symptoms

•    Mental and neurological symptoms

•    Vision and eye problems

•    Other illness and health effects

Mental and Neurological Symptoms From Toxic Black Mold

Toxic Black mold produces trichothecene mycotoxins which are neurotoxic. That’s means they can destroy neurons in the brain and damage a person’s mental ability. They also cause nervous disorder like tremors, personality changes such as irritability and mood swings.
•    Shortened attention span

•    Confusion

•    Brain fog

•    Difficulty focused and paying consideration

•    Disorientation

•    Dizziness

•    Slowed reflexes

•    Hallucinations

•    Memory loss and memory problems

•    Impaired learning ability

•    Depression

•    Shock

•    Tingling

•    Anxiety

•    Aggression and other personality changes

•    Shaking

•    Trembling

•    Numbness

•    Seizure

Respiratory Symptoms From Toxic Black Mold

People in homes with toxic black mold are uncovered mainly through breathing in toxic black mold spores and mycotoxins. Toxic black mold mycotoxins create a burning feel and irritation in a person’s air passages such as the mouth, nasal cavity, and throat.

The mycotoxins can even become wedged in the mucous membranes, sinuses, and the lungs which cause breathing problems, burning feeling and bleeding in the lungs.
•    Pulmonary hemorrhage – bleeding in the lungs

•    Burning sensation of the mouth

•    Runny nose

•    Suffocating, congested nose

•    Burning sensation of the mouth

•    Sore throat

•    Itchy nose

•    Difficulty breathing – breathlessness or shortness of breath

•    Wheezing

•    Coughing

•    Pulmonary edema – swelling of the lungs

•    Pulmonary hemorrhage – bleeding in the lungs

•    Sore throat

•    Burning sensation of the mouth

•    Bleeding gums

•    Runny nose

•    Itchy nose

•    Stuffy, blocked nose


Circulatory Symptoms From Toxic Black Mold

Toxic black mold mycotoxins can be ingested, breathed in, or absorbed through a person’s eyes or skins. Eventually, the mycotoxins find the way into the person’s blood. This leads to problems with blood clotting, heart damage and external or internal hemorrhaging.
•    Damage to heart

•    Bleeding tendency

•    Blood not clotting properly

•    Bleeding in the brain and in other organs

•    Bone marrow disruption

•    Irregular heartbeat

•    Heart inflammation

•    Low blood pressure

•    Hemorrhage – internal bleeding

•    Vomiting up blood

Vision and Eye Symptoms From Toxic Black Mold

Toxic black mold mycotoxins in the air can enter a person’s eyes. The mycotoxins are cytotoxic (toxic to cells) and when they come into contact with eye cells they cause reddened and wounded eyes and create vision problems.
•    Eye inflammation and soreness

•    Blurry vision and vision worsening

•    Red or bloodshot eyes

•    Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes)

•    Eye damage

Skin Symptoms From Toxic Black Mold

Though skin is one of the three core ways through which the toxic black mold mycotoxins enter the human body. There are been cases in the past where people handled hay contaminated toxic black mold and developed skin problems and severe rashes on their body where the hay been touched as well as on sweaty areas like armpits.
•    Dermatitis – skin inflammation, rash, blisters, itchiness

•    Crawling skin

•    Jaundice (yellowing of the skin)

Immune System Symptoms From Toxic Black Mold

Black mold puts out chemicals which destroy the immune system. In fact, many immunosuppressive drugs are actually formed from toxic molds. A person can get sick and infections.


•    Immunosuppression – immune system not working properly

•    Infections reoccurring

Reproductive System Symptoms From Toxic Black Mold

Toxic black mold mycotoxins are teratogenic. This means they can cause difficulties in the fetus during pregnancy which can cause birth defects. Mycotoxins from toxic black mold are also called cytotoxic and mutagenic and impede protein synthesis including RNA and DNA.
•    Impotence

•    Infertility

•    Miscarriage

•    Fetal development problems

Tiredness and Discomfort Symptoms From Toxic Black Mold

When a person around toxic black mold the immune system may relief a sedative called Chloral Hydrate. This is used as a guard to try to slow down the effects of toxic black mold. This also makes a person tired and cause weariness. Black mold can also cause soreness of the joints and muscles.
•    Chronic fatigue

•    Muscle pain

•    Joint pain

•    Headache

•    Diarrhea

•    Vomiting

•    Drowsiness

•    Weakness

•    Aches and pains

•    Chest pain

•    Abdominal pain

•    Malaise – general discomfort

•    Cold or flu symptoms

•    Fever

•    Nausea

Other Symptoms From Toxic Black Mold

•    Hair loss

•    Hearing loss

•    Death

•    Weight loss, anorexia

•    Liver disease

•    Coma

•    Cancer





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