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Mold and Asthma

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Mold can very negatively affect any asthmatic person.  From inflaming a person’s symptoms to triggering a full on Asthma attack, mold is dangerous for any person with respiratory issues.  This is alarming because mold can thrive on almost any moist surface.  It is for these health reasons that it is important to rid your environments of mold, especially if you are afflicted with asthma.

The EPA mentions some easy ways to rid your home of this threat to your respiratory system:

  • Wash mold off hard surfaces and dry completely. Absorbent materials, such as ceiling tiles and carpet, may have to be replaced if they are contaminated with mold.
  • Fix leaky plumbing or other sources of water.
  • Keep drip pans in your air conditioner, refrigerator and dehumidifier clean and dry.
  • Use exhaust fans or open windows in kitchens and bathrooms when showering, cooking or using the dishwasher.
  • Vent clothes dryers to the outside.

Humidity level is also an important factor is keeping mold away. The EPA recommends that your mold levels be between 30 and 50% for ideal conditions.  These levels are measured with hygrometers which can be purchased at most hardware stores.

For more information about getting rid of mold in your home, contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions here or by calling 410-296-6653.

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