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Indoor Mold & Asthma

Indoor Mold & Asthma How does indoor mold affect people with asthma? Molds can trigger asthma episodes in sensitive individuals with asthma. People with asthma should avoid contact with exposure to molds. Molds are microscopic fungi that live on plant and animal matter. Molds can be found almost anywhere, and grow best in damp places such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. For information on mold and asthma, visit: www.epa.gov/asthma/molds.html For more information on controlling mold and moisture,...

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Allergies Caused by Dust in Air Ducts

Allergies Caused by Dust in Air Ducts Indoor Air Pollution and Health According to the EPA: Immediate Effects Some health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person’s exposure to the source of the pollution, if it can be identified. Soon after exposure to some indoor air...

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