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What are symptoms of mold allergies, and how do I avoid it?

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The symptoms are similar to any kind of hay fever -- runny or stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes, and of course, plenty of sneezing. If you're allergic to mold, you'll need to avoid mold whenever you can. That isn't always easy outdoors. But you can take steps to limit your contact with it inside your home.

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Mold Allergy," "Managing Indoor Allergy Culprits."

Paivi Salo, PhD, epidemiologist, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

EPA: "Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings: Appendix B - Introduction to Molds," "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home: Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips," "Mold Cleanup," "Mold Cleanup Guidelines," "What to Wear When Cleaning Moldy Areas," "Mold Resources."

Reviewed by Linda Bernstein on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Mold Allergy," "Managing Indoor Allergy Culprits."

Paivi Salo, PhD, epidemiologist, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

EPA: "Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings: Appendix B - Introduction to Molds," "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home: Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips," "Mold Cleanup," "Mold Cleanup Guidelines," "What to Wear When Cleaning Moldy Areas," "Mold Resources."

Reviewed by Linda Bernstein on August 01, 2018

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