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Mold Allergies: How to Prevent Exposure to Mold Spores

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| 2012 Feb 06 |
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Mold Allergies: How to Prevent Exposure to Mold Spores

Regardless of how clean your home is, there’s likely mold growing somewhere inside of it. Mold can grow in your dark, damp basement. Mold can grow in the refrigerator and around the gaskets of the refrigerator. Mold can grow in your closets, and especially if there is no ventilation inside of them. You might even be sleeping with mold – with its spores growing in the pillow under your head without you even realizing it. This is problematic: if mold is in your pillow, you could be inhaling the hazardous spores throughout the course of the night.

Effects of Mold Spores

Sometimes when there’s a lot of rain, there’s a basement flood. You can clean up the water as best as you can after a flood, but mold will likely grow eventually. If you have an allergy to mold, you may have mild to severe respiratory problems. If you’re having an allergic reaction to mold, you may have headaches, sinus congestion, sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, red itchy eyes, respiratory insufficiency, coughing and asthma-like symptoms.

Prevent exposure to mold spores to prevent mold allergies. Having a professional air quality test carried out in your indoor environment is a step in the right direction.