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Spring Mold Alert

With spring here, many locales are experiencing a rainy season, and with it you can expect to see more issues with environmental air quality issues, namely toxic mold.

The Perfect Environment For Mold

Mold requires:

  • water
  • food
  • oxygen
  • temperature over 40° F

While mold cannot spread without these conditions, its spores may survive in a dormant state until conditions are suitable.

This means that mold spores that may have lain dormant all winter, due to cooler temperatures and lower humidity, will become active with rising temperatures and humidity.

How Mold Propagates

Mold reproduces via the production of small spores. These spores can be compared to the seeds of a plant, though they are much smaller than seeds or even pollen grains.

Their small size makes them easy to disperse via wind and water. They can also travel long distances by clinging on to clothing or fur. You can see why we are heading into our moldy season.

What Can Mold Grow On?

Mold grows on materials...

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