• What is mold?
  • Where can mold be found?
  • How can you control mold?
  • What are the dangers of mold exposure?
  • Why should the site manager be concerned?
  • Mold is the common term for variety of types of fungus that are found in the environment
  • Mold spores circulate in indoor and outdoor air almost constantly. When they land, they only need a little humidity to grow.
  • Molds grows on woods, papers, carpets, and food, so there is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in an indoor environment
  • The only way to control mold is to reduce and control moisture (refer: “Mold: Prevention Measures” checklist)
  • Mold exposure can cause nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. People with serious allergies to molds may have fever and shortness of breath, and people with chronic lung illness may develop mold infections in their lungs.
  • In some cases, insurance claim payouts and jury awards have gone high as $195 million. Like many claims, once a claim is filed, coverage may be dropped or premiums increase dramatically.
Posted by ralph
January 19, 2021

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