Mold survives by feeding on dead organic matter, such as bread and wallpaper. It can severely harm our health in the following ways:
- Some people and pets suffer with irritated eyes and lungs and a runny nose.
- Those with asthma and other respiratory diseases are likely to be severely affected by mold.
- Mold is known to cause nervous-system disorders and even depression.
- Mycotoxin is a chemical product produced by mold that is potentially deadly.
Common Hot Spots
Mold loves warm and humid objects and environments, including: bathrooms, wallpaper, ceilings, food, books, shower walls and even clothing. Rooms that have humidity levels of 70 per cent and above are particularly at risk. If your house or building smells musty, you might have a mold problem that needs dealing with.
Follow these prevention steps regularly to make sure it doesn’t come back:
- Apply an anti-mold solution containing bleach, vinegar or borax to porous surfaces.
- Invest in a dehumidifier to keep your air clean.
- Open windows regularly—especially when showering—to prevent rooms from becoming damp.
- Make sure the temperature of your house remains between 20 and 23 C.
- Verify that your clothes dryer has an anti-humidity vent to ensure your clothes dry completely.
- Repair any leaks as they attract mold.
Taking preventative measures to keep mold at bay will potentially save your home from becoming a health hazard.
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