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Proper Clean-up Following Flood Can Reduce Molds and Mildew and Lessen Health Risks  

Moist, fibrous materials and stagnant water provide the ideal climate for mold growth.  However, according to disaster response officials, the risk of illnesses associated with exposure to mold following flooding can be reduced. Large numbers of airborne mold spores can trigger allergic reactions, asthma episodes, infections and other respiratory problems.  Exposure to high spore levels also can cause development of an allergy to mold, creating long-term problems. Please click here for more information.