Can Mold In Your Vehicle Cause Fungal Infections?
Yes. Have you ever turned your vehicle's heater
or air conditioner and smelled mold? Our cars,
trucks, SUVs, RV's, motor homes, boats, and
airplanes can all be a source for exposure to high
levels of airborne mold spores.
If you live or work in a moldy building there is a
highly likelihood that the air in that building has
significantly elevated concentrations of mold
spores. Those mold spores cling to your clothing and
often carried into your vehicle.
When that happens, mold spores end up in your
vehicle's heater/air conditioning system where they
can colonize in the condensation and keep recycling
over and over again in the air you breathe.
Water-damaged vehicles and even vehicles that have
been cleaned but the upholstery or carpets have not
been dried properly can all be infested with mold.
You have to drive your car, but you don't have
get sick doing it or show up at your destination
smelling like a damp crawlspace. If you suspect you
have mold in your car, truck, RV, boat, or any other
mode of transportation, get it tested. If passengers
in your vehicle cough, sneeze, have asthma flare-ups
or complain about chest pain, have that vehicle
tested for mold.
more specific information regarding your personal
and concerns, call AMI to speak to a Certified