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Mold and Your Health

National Center for Disease Control States:

  • "People with asthma, allergies or other breathing conditions may be more sensitive to mold."
  • "If you or your family members have health problems after exposure to mold, contact your doctor or your health care provider."
  • "Controlling moisture in your home is the most critical factor for preventing mold growth."
  • "If you plan to be inside the building while or you plan to clean up mold, you should buy an N95 mask at your local home supply store and wear it while in the building."

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

"Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors."

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

"Molds are microscopic organisms found everywhere in the environment, indoors and outdoors. When molds have the potential to cause adverse health effects. Health effects include sneezing, cough and congestion, runny nose, aggravation of asthma, eye irritation, dermatitis and more. People at greatest risk of health effects include individuals with allergies, asthma, sinusitis, other lung diseases, and a weakened immune system. To Prevent Mold Growth, remove excess moisture with a wet-dry vac and dry out the building as quickly as possible. Use fans to assist in the drying process. Clean wet materials and surfaces with detergent and water. Discard all water damage materials. Discard all porous materials that have been wet for more than 48 hours."

If you have or think you might have a mold problem

1. Mold is Linked to Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

2. Spraying Bleach on Mold is not Recommended

3. There is a Link Between Mold and Miscarriage

4. Vitamin D Supplements Help Fight Mold Allergies

5. Mold Causes Rashes

6. Mold Will Not Eat a Happy Meal

7. Dead Mold Spores Are Just As Harmful as Live Spores

8. Mold is Used in Biological Warfare

9. Mold is Linked to Multiple Sclerosis

10. Mold in Schools Cause Sickness

11. Mold Inspections Are Important When Buying a Home

12. Mold is Linked to Cancer

13. Christmas Trees Cause Allergies Because of Mold

14. Mold Damage Costs More Than Half A Trillion Dollars Per Year

15. Mold is a Crisis for Indigenous Communities

16. Mold Causes Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

17. Mold Can Damage the Systems of Your Body

18. Almost All Sinus Infections are Caused by Mold

19. Mold is Thought to be a Cause of Asthma

20. Mold is Linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

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