Mold Allergies

Many people are allergic to mold – in particular, mold spores which can become airborne and be inhaled. “Black mold” in particular can cause severe problems with respiration, circulation, vision, skin, and even the immune system. Mold likes to grow in dark, humid environments, so keeping water and moisture out of the home and keeping things clean and well-lit are good ways to avoid mold allergies.

These guidelines can help prevent allergic reactions to cleaning chemicals:

Mold Allergies Guidelines

  • 1 Keep the humidity low in your house to avoid the growth of mold.
  • 2 Clean bathrooms, kitchens, and basements to cut down on moisture, scum, and grease build-up.
  • 3 When doing house or yard work where mold is likely, wear a mask to prevent inhaling mold spores.
  • 4 Use a HEPA air filter on central heating/cooling units to remove mold spores from the air.

Mold Allergies Checklist

  • Dehumidifier installed to prevent mold build-up.
  • HEPA air filter installed to capture mold spores in heating/cooling ducts.
  • Protective masks are available for house/yard work.