Mold exposure through inhalation of airborne spores may affect human health in many ways. Symptoms of mold exposure may vary from individual to individual. Some of the severe diseases associated with mold exposure include infection of the respiratory system (including the lungs) by species of Aspergillus. Aspergillus fumigatus, for example, is a common cause of Aspergillosis in individuals with weakened immune system.
A variety of other health problems have also been associated with airborne mold spores, such as chronic respiratory infections, dry cough, eye irritations, skin symptoms, asthmatic symptoms and allergy. Non-specific symptoms include headache, fever, and lack of concentration. Some of these symptoms of mold exposure can also be caused by other indoor contaminants.