What symptoms are associated with exposure to black mold?

Facts about Stachybotrys chartarum and Other Molds.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Updated 8 Feb 2010.  http://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm

A 2004 IOM report concluded there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold (black mold, Stachybotrys chartarum, and other molds) to upper respiratory tract symptoms, such as cough and wheeze in healthy people; asthma symptoms in people with asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis in people with autoimmune diseases.  CDC recommends considering all molds to pose a risk.  To date, there has not been sufficient evidence to establish an association between black mold and acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage in infants.

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