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Mold and Mildew Prevention

If you are looking for information on mold and mildew, then read on to learn more about types of molds, their characteristics, and how to deal with it in day to day life: 

Mold and mildew are fungi growth. These can grow on different surfaces in the presence of moisture. This fungus reproduces by spreading spores, which are microscopic in nature. Humans may come in contact with mold by inhalation. The other methods by which human beings can be exposed to molds are by touch or by intake of food, which contains fungi. The food that contains fungus is considered to be stale food.

Mold and mildew are both from the family of fungus but grow in different places. Mold grows as natural fungi, which can be anywhere within the presence of moisture while mildew grows strictly on fabrics stocked in moist locations. When the mold spores get in touch with moist material, they tend to start growing on the material. After reaching a good level of growth they even start digesting the material. Mildew is the fungus which damages the fabric completely. When a human body is exposed to molds, there can be various reactions. These include allergy, infections, asthma, toxic infections and so on. Over 15 million people in the United States of America are allergic to molds. Those who suffer from asthma must stay away from molds as they can trigger serious asthma attacks. They can also cause tissue irritation in humans.

Mold and mildew can even cause problems in people who are not allergic to fungi. This usually happens in severe cases. You need to remember that mold and mildew occur only in severe moist conditions. They can be found in places that experience a lot of rainfall making the environment moist. Those staying at such places must avoid too much ventilation. It is highly recommended to use air-conditioners as they absorb the inner moisture of the room and rid it of disease causing fungus. Many times when there is too much moisture in the environment, the fungus starts spreading inside homes. This fungus does not usually require sampling or any special experiment to be detected. They can be detected by smell or with the naked eye. All molds and mildews are not toxic; however the toxic ones can have severe impact on the health of humans.