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    Post: Minnesota Department of Health Fact Sheet Mold

    Posted by Sharon on 7/17/10

    April 2010

    Minnesota Department of Health Fact Sheet Mold in Homes

    Indoor Air Unit, 625 Robert St N, PO Box 64975 St. Paul, MN
    55164-0975 651-201-4601 or 800-798-9050

    "In some circumstances, the toxins produced by indoor mold
    may cause health problems. Many, if not most, molds can
    produce potentially harmful substances, whether itís
    allergens, mycotoxins, or other compounds. Hence, all
    indoor mold growth should be removed promptly, no matter
    what type(s) of mold is present or whether it can produce

    "There is wide variability in how different people are
    affected by mold exposures. However, the long term presence
    of indoor mold growth may eventually become unhealthy for

    "The following types of people may be affected more
    severely and sooner than others:

    infants and children

    elderly people

    individuals with respiratory conditions or sensitivities
    such as allergies or asthma

    persons having severely weakened immune systems (for
    example, people with HIV infection, chemotherapy patients,
    organ transplant recipients)"

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