Prolonged exposure to moldy environments may cause a variety of health problems.

In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found that:

  • There was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people;
    • with asthma symptoms in people with asthma;
    • and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition.
  • The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children.

Other recent studies have suggested a potential link of early mold exposure to development of asthma in some children, particularly among children who may be genetically susceptible to asthma development, and that selected interventions that improve [cleanliness / cleaning habits, and / or]  housing conditions can reduce morbidity from asthma and respiratory allergies, but more research is needed in this regard.

Otherwise mold is a bad thing, but the burning question is – how can you prevent it from growing inside of your home? Here are some video tips from

ServiceMaster Restore ®:

Some Bathroom / ‘Loo’ cleaning help from Clorox ™


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