Health Issues and Roof Stains
Roof algae, lichens and/or moss can eat through your shingles and into your roof deck causing wood rot. When the wood rots, moisture gets in through the cracks and creates an environment hospitable to mold growth. And mold growth in a home can pose health risks to people and pets. Don't ignore roof stains. Contact the authorized Roof Shampoo® contractor in your area. With a gentle, eco-friendly Roof Shampoo®, costly roof repairs can be avoided BEFORE any permanent damage to your roof deck occurs.
Clearly, roof stains are serious business.
As Dr. Victor Morgenroth explains in the following article, roof stains, roof mold, fungus, algae, lichens, fungi, moss, and mildew can lead to mold growth which can cause health problems.
The following examination of roof stains and their potential effects on health was written by Dr. Victor H. Morgenroth
Dr. Morgenroth is a Keys Gate resident who is a semi-retired, adjunct professor of neurology at UM. He was a principal administrator in the Environment Health and Safety Division of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for 20 years; prior to that he was a Group Leader in the Toxicology Division at the Center for Food Safety and Nutrition in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Previously, he was on the faculty of several medical schools in neurology, pharmacology and psychiatry.
The box below is Dr. Victor Morgenroth's list of common fungi on roofs.
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