June 25, 2016

Mold

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 and risks of mold. Mold allergy symptoms and signs include
    • wheezing,
    • rash,
    • watery eyes,
    • runny nose,
    • itchy eyes,
    • coughing, and
    • redness of the eyes.
  • The best way to prevent mold in residential areas is the control of moisture.
  • There are no EPA or government standards that have been established for mold or mold spore levels in residential or commercial areas, so it is impossible to prove that a building or room is in compliance with any regulations concerning mold exposure. Continue Reading
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Reviewed on 4/1/2016