christmas tree allergy

Christmas Trees Can Harbor Mold

Christmas Trees Can Harbor Mold Ah, the scent of a piney Christmas tree, filling your home with love, light, good cheer – and mold spores! Yes, trees decay and release mold spores into the air. And right about now, when the tree has been in your home at least a week, is when the sneezing and wheezing begins.

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Mold That Cross Contaminates: A Growing Problem

Mold That Cross Contaminates: A Growing Problem Unhealthy indoor mold spores are microscopic, and when disturbed, travel quickly and easily through the air, landing wherever the current takes them. That’s the problem with indoor mold. First, mold spores form colonies and grow quickly. Second, they spread easily and can cross contaminate “clean” spaces if not properly handled. Once mold spores spread, your problems grow – literally. How Does Cross Contamination Occur? Cross contamination occurs in a variety of ways: HVAC Units Mold spores are microscopic,

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Fall Mold Allergies in Schools

Back-to-school may bring your child more than new teachers and books. Researchers have noted that there is a sharp spike in asthma symptoms among children during the fall.  School classrooms and corridors often harbor mold and dust mites, as do ventilation systems.