Hi! I was wondering if breathing in moldy air is bad for a person. Can you contract some kind of respiratory illness because of this? I have a car that has mold growing in it because it was sitting in the driveway for over a year when it broke down...and i just now got around to getting it fixed but noticed the stench and mold growing in there.
For those who are allergic to it, it can be especially bad. If I'm around mold for too long, it activates my asthma and I have a hard time breathing.
I had a problem once where I was having trouble sleeping at night for months. Come to find out that mildew had gotten into my mattress somehow. It wasn't a lot, but it was enough to aggravate my lungs.
Like Baggins,I found mold bad for my Asthma, I lived in a very damp house for 2 years and had awful attacks, also I was sleeping with my head nearest the moldiest wall and I used to have asthma at night - I don't know if mold can give you other illness, but it certainly can aggravate symptoms. I would suggest on a good dry day leaving the car open to dry out and maybe getting a valetting afterwards.
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