What is Mold and where is it found?


by Kip Teaford, M.D.

  • Allergic individuals should not have their bedrooms in a basement.
  • HEPA air cleaners can remove mold spores from the air.


  • Avoid cutting grass and raking leaves.
  • Avoid exposure to compost piles, hay, and barns.
  • Minimize early morning activity as most mold (and pollen) is release between 5 and 10 AM.
  • Do not hang sheets or clothing out to dry and molds (and pollen) may collect on these items
  • Keep car windows closed when traveling by car.
  • Correct drainage problems near the house as pooled water increases mold formation.
  • Camp only from February through August to avoid peak mold season.

Posted in: Molds

Allergy and the Environment