Mold can grow any place there is moisture, meaning the likelihood that you and your family have been exposed to mold is higher than you might think . Unfortunately, mold exposure can lead to a variety of health problems, ranging from just irritating, such as sniffling and sneezing, to severe chronic lung illnesses. Even more unfortunate is the fact that many people do not realize they are suffering from mold exposure.
To help you determine whether or not you have been exposed to mold, look through this list of the most common signs of mold exposure.
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Why Indoor Air Quality is So Important
Indoor air quality has recently become more significant to building occupants and homeowners. Increased data and research have been made available concerning the negative effects of indoor air quality. It is therefore imperative that builders, landlords, and occupants know how to properly address any indoor air quality issues.
Indoor air quality is a significant concern because the EPA reports Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors; whether it is at the office, school or in their home. The amount of time a person is exposed to indoor air pollutants has therefore increased. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, of all the chemicals a person inhales more than 70% of them are in the home. Continue Reading →