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What is the role of humidity in mold allergies?

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Mold likes humidity, so it's important to lower moisture levels in your home, especially in areas that tend to get damp, such as bathroom tiles, near sinks, in basements and crawl spaces, and around windows.

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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