Mold is all over the place -- outdoors and indoors - though you might not notice. It spreads by releasing tiny, lightweight spores that travel through the air. It grows quickly in moist dark spaces, such as basements, garbage cans, and piles of rotting leaves.
When it’s on food, you can usually see signs, such as the fuzzy green spots that appear on bread. As it grows, the mold's roots can sink deep inside the food, where you can’t see it.
Whether you’re hiking, at a sports game, or a guest at an outdoor wedding, a bit of careful planning can help keep your allergy symptoms at bay so you can enjoy the great outdoors.
Here are tips from allergy experts.
Challenge #1: Botanical Gardens
The problem: Flowers aren't likely to be the worst allergens here, although it may be the first thing you think of. Pollen from brightly colored flowers is carried by insects from plant to plant -- not by the wind. So there's less airborne...