“Mold can also be completely harmless, but in some situations, it can be truly deadly,” E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says.
“One study found a child’s risk of asthma can double from simply smelling mold,” pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears says.
“Pregnant women fall into the [compromised immune system] category,” Dr. Lisa says. “They can get really sick from respiratory infections, however no studies have shown that mold causes birth defects.