Organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have posted information and warnings about the dangers of mold in homes and workplaces. The National Capital Poison Center is also speaking out about mold exposure and its effects on health.
How Mold Impacts You
The Center acknowledges the unsightly cosmetic effects of mold, but points out that there are more serious dangers involved:
• Mold grows on organic materials such as wood and paper, which can result in structural damage that affects a building’s integrity.
• Health problems have been linked with exposure to mold and mold spores. Studies show that mold can have negative effects through infections, irritations and immune responses such as allergic symptoms.
Where Does Mold Come From?
Mold spores are always present in the air, although they are sometimes tracked indoors via shoes and clothes. There are thousands of types of mold, each with their own characteristics. Some grow in food, while others can be found on wood or bathroom grout.
The one common thread uniting all types of mold is water, which is a necessary component for growth. Recently flooded areas or excessively humid spots like basements and bathrooms are prime targets for mold infestations.
Let Stern Mold Solve Your NYC Mold Removal Problems
The Center recommends that NYC mold removal be done by experienced professionals who can handle the job safely and effectively. We use a proprietary two-step process called MoldExterm that is non-toxic, eco-friendly and non-intrusive to building surfaces and structures.
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