Mould Testing Technician Career Opportunities
Health hazards associated with exposure to biotoxins such as mould range from asthma and fatigue that is not alleviated by rest, to chronic respiratory tract infection, chronic ear infections, skin rashes, nosebleeds and changes in white blood cell count.
The onset and severity of the symptoms will depend upon the type of fungi present, how pathogenic it is, its prevalence, the extent of the moisture damage, changes in temperature and humidity, and amongst other things, the person’s genetic predisposition. Thus some occupants may experience symptoms, and others may be asymptomatic.
There are few health practitioners who have the knowledge to diagnose biotoxin exposure, let alone treat it, and so it is often missed. Consequently there is a growing demand for properly trained consultants to work with health practitioners and their patients to determine if their house is making them sick. This is reflected by the growing number of court cases in Australia involving mould exposure as documented on the Australasian Legal Information Institute. This demand will only increase as insurance companies seek independent mould testers to assess a site.