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Health Tip: Take Care of Mold Problems

(HealthDay News) -- Promptly and thoroughly cleaning up mold can help prevent health problems associated with breathing contaminated air.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists these suggestions for properly cleaning up mold:

  • Promptly take care of any plumbing leaks or problems with the walls; make sure anything that gets wet is thoroughly dried.
  • Use detergent and water to scrub mold off of any surfaces; make sure to dry them thoroughly.
  • Consider throwing away porous materials such as carpet or ceiling tiles that have gotten wet, because it can be difficult to completely remove mold.
  • Limit your exposure to the mold when cleaning it up.
  • Do not paint or caulk over moldy areas.
  • Consider consulting a specialist to clean up mold in challenging areas or on valuable items.

-- Diana Kohnle

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