Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce.
Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air
continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors,
they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are
growing on in order to survive. There are molds that
can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.
excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold
growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture
problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. There
is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores
in the indoor environment; the way to control
indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people,
exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness,
eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some people,
such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have
more severe reactions. Severe reactions may occur among
workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational
settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay.
Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of
breath. Some people with chronic lung illnesses, such
as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections
in their lungs.
Report all plumbing leaks and moisture problems
immediately to your building owner, manager, or superintendent.
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