Health Tip: Learn About Mold
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Suggestions to help prevent it
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Indoor mold growth is dangerous enough, but people with mold allergies must be especially careful.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers these suggestions to help prevent mold growth:
- Focus on limitng moisture. If your water pipes are leaking, fix them at once.
- Make sure your home is properly ventilated, especially in bathrooms.
- If furniture gets wet, thoroughly dry it as soon as possible. Avoid installing carpeting in areas where moisture is a problem.
- Add insulation to windows, flooring, roofs and pipes to avoid condensation.
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