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by Jeni Clara (2019-02-22)

Living or working in an environment filled with mold can have serious Ted's woodworking Review health consequences, such as asthma, allergies, respiratory tract infections, fungal infections and skin problems. If any of these conditions are present on an ongoing basis, this may indicate a problem in the structure and will require a mold inspection to be performed by a trained specialist. Before covering what is involved in this process, a general definition of mold needs to be identified. Mold is a group of microscopic fungi, called spores, that live on animals or plant matter. It is brought into a house or building either through the air or on people, animals or objects. It requires nutrients to grow and to spread unchecked. These nutrients are found in dead organic matter such as wood, paper of fabrics. It requires moisture to spread, and that can be obtained through the air in conditions of low humidity. It is more prevalent in colder climates, as it is killed by extreme heat of over 100 degrees. Some common sources of moisture where this can become a problem are basements, clothes dryer ventilation systems, crawl spaces, houses with a downgrading lot, high indoor humidity, humidifiers and vaporizers and inadequate ventilation. Commercial buildings can develop what is knows as Sick Building Syndrome, which is a term used when there are complaints about indoor air quality and respiratory symptoms by people who use the building on a regular basis.