Mold: What You Need to Know to Cut Your Risk

It can be found anywhere – on shower curtains, house siding or tree trunks. It grows in almost any color, and it thrives in damp, warm, humid places, sprouting up year-round. It’s mold, and if you’re exposed to it, you could develop breathing problems, from mild to severe. According to critical care pulmonologist Lamia Ibrahim, … Read More

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Do You Know What’s Growing on Your Loofah?

You may love your loofah, but don’t get too attached. You won’t want the things that can lurk in a loofah to linger. By their nature, loofah sponges have lots of nooks and crannies, and they’re very porous. When people use a loofah to scrub off dead skin cells, those cells become lodged in the … Read More

How to Clean Up Mold After a Flood

It only takes 24 to 48 hours for mold to develop in a flooded home. For most of us, the symptoms of short-term mold exposure may be mild, such as a stuffy nose and throat or eye irritation. But for those with asthma related to mold allergy, exposure to mold can be a serious health threat. … Read More