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A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-11-23 16:15:25
Description Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.
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Source U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Keyword Mold, Moisture, Cleanup, Guidelines, Prevention, Control, Biocides, Remediation, Health
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-11-23 16:07:10
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Date Last Modified 2010-11-23 16:15:25
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-11-23 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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