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Health Tip: Thwart Mold at Home
Address any leaks or damp areas

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Exposure to mold isn't healthy, as it can trigger allergies, asthma and a number of other ills.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests how to keep mold growth at bay:

  • Address any leaks and areas of dampness or mold.
  • Clean mold on hard surface with soap and water. Allow the area to dry completely.
  • Open windows or run an exhaust fan when cooking, showering or washing dishes.
  • Keep humidity levels throughout your home at 30 percent to 50 percent.

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