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Facts About Mold
Mold is in the news. People are talking about
its potential health and economic impact. But what
are the real risks and issues?
The available science is incomplete and sometimes
controversial. Although there are several guidance
documents available, there is no accepted national
standard. Validated methods to measure contamination
are still in their infancy, and even when measurement
techniques are available, there are no clear benchmarks
or standard values to compare the results against.
Similar scientific uncertainties exist in the medical
diagnosis of some mold-related health effects.
The scientific complexities alone would be a
huge challenge, but the truth is that other difficulties
dwarf them. The intense public and media attention
on this topic often creates emotionally charged
circumstances that make scientific judgment and
reasoned dialogue difficult. In some instances,
building owners tend to ignore or dismiss potentially
serious problems. In other instances building occupants
or public officials can react with excessive alarm
to perceived potential threats, complicating the
scientific component of the evaluation and making
risk communication very difficult.
While experts and practitioners disagree on which
trend is of more concern, it is clear that both
are real and sizable. The biggest obstacle, however,
is the amount of money that can be involved in these
disputes. As a result, the issue is increasingly
clouded by the acrimony and distorted partisanship
of mushrooming liability battles in the legal arena.
Facts About Mold For Everyone
WHAT IS MOLD? Molds are forms
of fungi found all year round both indoors and outdoors.
Outdoors, molds live in the soil, on plants, and
on dead or decaying matter. Another common term
for mold is mildew. Mold growth is encouraged by
warm and humid conditions, although it can grow
during cold weather. There are thousands of species
of mold and they can be any color. Many times, mold
can be detected by a musty odor. Most fungi, including
molds, produce microscopic cells called “spores”
that spread easily through the air. Live spores
act like seeds, forming new mold growths (colonies)
with the right conditions. All of us are exposed
to fungal spores daily in the air we breathe.
HOW DOES MOLD GET INTO A HOUSE OR BUILDING?
Most, if not all, of the mold found indoors comes
from outdoor sources. It needs moisture to grow
and becomes a problem only where there is water
damage, high humidity, or dampness. Common sources
of indoor moisture that cause mold problems include
flooding, roof and plumbing leaks, damp basements
or crawl spaces, or any moisture condensation on
cold surfaces. Bathroom showers and steam from cooking
may also create problems if not well ventilated.
HOW CAN I PREVENT MOLD GROWTH?
Controlling excess moisture is the key to preventing
and stopping indoor mold growth. Keeping susceptible
areas in the home clean and dry is very important.
Ventilate or use exhaust fans (vented to the outdoors)
to remove moisture where it accumulates, particularly
in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry areas. Clothes
dryers should be vented to the outside. Repair water
leaks promptly, and either dry out and clean or
replace water-damaged materials. Materials that
stay wet for more than 48 hours are likely to produce
mold growth. Lowering humidity indoors helps prevent
condensation problems. To lower humidity during
humid weather, use air conditioner and dehumidifiers.
Proper exterior wall insulation helps prevent condensation
from forming inside, during cold weather.
CAN MOLD BE TOXIC? Some molds
produce toxic substances called mycotoxins. Airborne
mycotoxins have been shown to cause health problems
for occupants in residential or commercial buildings.
The health effects of breathing mycotoxins are not
well understood and are currently under study. There
are several common symptoms that people tend to
experience when exposed to toxic mold. These symptoms
include, but are not limited to, chronic sinusitis,
coughing, wheezing, watery eyes, headaches, nausea
and memory issues.
EPA “A brief guide to mold, moisture,
and your home.”
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