MOLD Some facts

Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposure include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints.

There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the best way to control mold is to control moisture.

If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean it up and eliminate the source of moisture.

Reduce indoor humidity to 30 to 60 percent.

Clean and dry any damp or wet materials and furnishings. On hard surfaces, use water and detergent and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling materials my need replaced.

To inspect for mold, check odors; look for water stains or discoloration on ceilings, walls, floors and window sills; look around and under sinks for standing water or water stains and do not let water stand in air conditioning or refrigerator drip pans.

Source: Ohio Environmental Portection Agency

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