Oct 13, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
I discovered mold in my room and so I started cleaning it and although I am not finished yet I got this itchy cough. I can't imagine it being from the mold, should I stop cleaning it?
HungGarSig saidHonestly it depends on the mold. Where do you live? Are you in university housing? Do you have a flat? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then you should tell your landlord/housing person about the mold so they can have someone look at it. I am not sure how regulations in the UK work, but the landlords have the responsibility to deal with those types of things. If it's your house, then that's a different matter. I don't know how much stock you put into wikipedia, but this article may have some information for you to use as a starting point:
HungGarSig saidAny communication you have with your landlord about the mold should be kept. You should be able to report him to some agency or housing commission for being a bad landlord. Also keep a record of your symptoms (what they are, when they occurred, how long they lasted). If you should develop something serious (and I pray that you haven't/don't) all of this information will come in handy during litigation afterward.
Take care of yourself!