Mold allergies can be tough to outrun. The fungus can grow in your basement, in your bathroom, in the cabinet under your sink where a leak went undetected, in the pile of dead leaves in your backyard and in the field of uncut grass down the road.
There are roughly 1,000 species of mold in the United States — many of which aren't visible to the naked eye. As tiny mold spores become airborne, they can cause allergic reactions in people who have mold allergies.
Mold allergy symptoms can be similar to those of other respiratory allergies:
Mold can also trigger or aggravate asthma symptoms.
Content was based on American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology