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Mold is everywhere. These organisms, though useful to the environment, can also have a negative impact when they grow on buildings and even enter the body. To help you learn about these organisms, we’ve compiled a few not so fun facts about mold and mildew. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: 10 Not So Fun Facts About Mold and Mildew


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Molds Are Important to the Environment
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Because they destroy organic materials, they play
a major role in helping leaves break down. The
breakdown of these plants integrate with the soil
and enrich it.
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Mold Is Destructive
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While mold is important to the environment, it is
the decaying property of the fungi that makes
them dangerous. When prevalent in homes,
buildings, and on other surfaces, the area will
deteriorate.
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Mold Can Enter the Body
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Most people believe that mold only grows on
surfaces. However, the fungi can enter the body.
They can enter the body through several ways.
These include inhalation, cutaneous, injection,
absorption, and ingestion. When present in the
body, youll exhibit various symptoms.  
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Mold Is Everywhere
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As they are a natural aspect of the environment,
molds can be found everywhere. They can grow on
almost every surface. Youll find them growing
on carpets, woods, food, plants, paper, and
several other items.
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Mold Thrives Where There Is Moisture
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Mold spores are everywhere. They need moisture to
develop and flourish. Hence, youll find them in
abundance where the area is moist or damped.
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Molds Are Probably in Your Home
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Youll likely find mold thriving in your favorite
places, especially in areas where water is used
frequently. This includes your bathroom, sink,
and kitchen.
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Mold Grows Fast
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After exposure to moisture, mold and mildew will
likely develop between 24 48 hours. If steps
arent taken to remedy the situation and remove
the source of moisture, theyll continue to
develop and grow.
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Exercise Caution When Dealing with Mold
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Mold and mildew release spores. If youre
cleaning and disinfecting a surface contaminated
with mold, ensure to take precautions. In some
cases, especially when mold dominates an area,
use appropriate gears.
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There Is No Practical Way to Get Rid of Mold
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Youll not be able to completely remove mold and
mildew indoors or outdoors. However, what you
can do is control the level of mold and mildew
within your home.
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There Are Different Types Of Molds and Their
Impact Differ
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The impact at which mold affects your health
depends on the frequency of exposure, type of
mold youve been exposed to, level of mold, or
exposure over a period of time.
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