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What Is Mold?
Mold is an organism that is present is most places, outdoors and indoors. It is a type of fungus that works to break down dead material and return nutrients to the environment. Mold grows by digesting plant or animal matter, such as leaves, wood, paper, dirt, and food and spreads by releasing tiny, lightweight spores that travel through the air. Mold grows quickly in moist dark spaces, such as basements, attics, and wet building materials.
Health Risks & Hazards:
Symptoms of a mold allergy are those typical of many other allergies. They can include:
Stuffy or runny nose
Itchy, watery eyes
Rash or hives
Development of childhood asthma, COPD, & developmental disorders in exposed children