Mold Allergy Relief
The major indoor mold allergens are Aspergillus and Penicillium (this is not the same as the medicine penicillin, which also comes from mold). Your goal is to remove mold in your house and to try to prevent moisture from building up.
Outdoor molds can cause asthma and severe eye and nose irritation. Alternaria and Cladysporium are the two most common outdoor molds. They tend to be highest when the humidity soars, or in the fall when the decaying leaves on the ground spew them into the air.
What you can do
- To remove existing mold inside your home, clean surfaces with detergent and water, or if necessary, use a fungicide that contains 5 to 10 percent bleach. Use no more than 1 cup of bleach per gallon of water (never mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners because this will produce toxic fumes.)
- If mold covers an area more than 10 square feet, consider hiring an indoor environmental professional.
- To control humidity, use dehumidifiers during summer months, or whenever it’s humid and try to air out bathrooms and showers.
- If you do have flooding, remove or replace soaked carpets and upholstery. It’s best not to have carpets in the basement.
- Have your air conditioning system checked for trapped moisture which can produce mold.
- Use allergy drops, which can be taken to build up immunity to mold and give needed relief.
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