October 13, 2015

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Mold facts

  • Some types of mold are commonly known as mildew.
  • Mold may live indoors or outdoors and thrives in damp, warm, and humid environments.
  • Although shower stalls and basements are typical moist areas prone to the growth of molds, any moist area in the household may harbor mold.
  • Allergic reactions to mold are the most common health effects of mold. Mold allergy symptoms and signs include
    • wheezing,
    • rash,
    • watery eyes,
    • runny nose,
    • itchy eyes,
    • coughing,
    • redness of the eyes.
  • The best way to prevent mold in the home is the control of moisture.
  • There are no EPA or government standards that have been established for mold or mold spore levels, so it is impossible to prove that a building or room is in compliance with any regulations concerning mold exposure. Continue Reading
Reviewed on 7/1/2015