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Mold 101: Effects on Human Health and What to Do

Are you wondering what the source of your chronic fatigue, allergies, or sinusitis might be? Have you ruled out common causes? The answer could be outside of your body: It could be mold growing in your home. Mold is a fungus that grows indoors and outdoors and contains reproducing spores that travel through the air, …

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Five Things You Can Do For National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month! This month and beyond, you can help us spread awareness of radon health implications and promote radon testing and mitigation.  There are many things you can do this month (and year-round) to keep you and your family safe. Be sure to share this list with others.  Here are five …

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How Does Mold Affect Different Building Materials in Your Home?

Most homeowners are aware of the effects of mold growth in their homes, such as infrastructure damage or mold-related illnesses. Some homeowners may have even experienced these effects first-hand. Often, mold-related damages are the result of high levels of humidity. According to the EPA, “Indoor relative humidity (RH) should be kept below 60 percent—ideally between …

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Signs and Symptoms of an Allergy to Mold in Your Home

You probably know that mold can form indoors, but did you know that it’s also naturally occurring outside?  Mold is a fungus that can grow both inside and outside. It contains spores that reproduce as it travels through the air. Depending on the type of mold, its spores travel in various ways. For instance, some …

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Top 10 Places Where Mold Might Hide in Your Home

According to the International Center for Toxicology and Medicine at Harvard University, “No one really knows exactly how many homes have mold behind the walls, but the best current estimate is about 70%.” Other statistics show that 28% of the population carry genes that make them susceptible to having health issues when exposed to mold. …

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