Mold is one of the most common triggers of asthma symptoms.

Today we’ll teach you what causes mold and what you can do to prevent its growth in your home.

Mold, also called fungus, is everywhere around us! There are many types on mold, including invisible mold that are only visible when viewed under a microscope.

Where can you find mold?

Molds send out tiny spores through the air and begin to grow when the spores land on wet surfaces. Basically, it grows wherever there is a source of water or moisture, especially in basements, bathrooms and kitchens.

Top places where mold can grow:

  • Fabrics;
  • Carpets;
  • Books;
  • Wallpapers;
  • Plants.

Can you be allergic to just one type of mold?

Yes. You can be allergic to just one type of mold. Mold spores have only partial similarities! Then, your organism probably will only be sensitive to some of them.

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What can you do to prevent mold?

There are many things you can do:

  • Add mold inhibitor to the paint when you paint your home;
  • Run a dehumidifier to keep the air drier (between 25% and 50%);
  • Use the central heating system often;
  • Try to use air conditioners and a change its filters frequently;
  • Use the exhaust fans to vent steam when you shower;
  • Clean and keep well ventilated all the surfaces and other places where mold tends to grow often;
  • Clean all the surfaces frequently with products that kill and prevent mold;
  • Don’t leave damp clothes or towels in a basket;
  • Replace your shower curtains regularly;
  • Fix leaky pipes and faucets;
  • Try to avoid indoor plants.

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AsthmaLog Team

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