Page Six Mag’s Mold Problem

0220moldy.jpgYesterday, we heard from Jossip that toxic black mold spores were discovered in Page Six Magazine‘s offices. As a public health measure, FishbowlNY decided to list some of the possible health lists of mold. The following information was provided to FBNY by our friends at the EPA.

Mold spores can cause:

  • Allergic reactions: Common reactions include “hay fever-type symptoms” that include sneezing, running nose, red eyes and skin rashes.

  • Asthma: Have asthma? You should be living in Florida. But even if you don’t have asthma, if you’re allergic and work at P6M, you might be getting attacks anyway.

  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: This one is rare, but every once in a while a short-term exposee to mold can develop a strange condition that resembles bacterial pneumonia. Awesome!

  • General eye/skin/nose/throat/lung sensation: Self-explanatory. We also heard the term “burning sensation” could be used to describe that feeling.

  • Opportunitistic infections: If you are suffering from advanced AIDS or in chemotherapy, you can look forward to infections like Aspergillus fumigatus. We Googled it and it’s not pretty.