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Get Ready - Mold Allergies Start in July!

 

If you suffer from seasonal allergies that don’t seem to go away, then it may be more than a sensitivity to grass or ragweed. You may be allergic to mold! Most common from July-September, mold allergies can cause all sorts of symptoms including sneezing, itching, runny nose and even dry and itchy skin. In the most serious cases, wheezing and other asthma-like symptoms may result.

Simple Ways to Contain Mold Growth Indoors

From your kitchen to your basement or attic, mold can grow anywhere. It does tend to like dark, damp places the best. This means that you have to be especially diligent in areas that may be damp like the mudroom, laundry area, kitchens, bathrooms, basements, attics, etc. Be sure to fix any leaks right away and always dry out wet areas as soon as possible. Remember, even the tiniest spot of mold can release spores (also referred to as mold seeds), that float undetected in the air where you can breathe them in. Once inside of your nose, you may begin to experience an allergic reaction.

So, what steps can you take to prevent mold growth in your home? Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Use a dehumidifier to keep damp areas of your home dry

  • Fix leaks immediately

  • Improve air flow in your rooms; use exhaust fans

  • Angle rainwater drains away from your home

  • Check your attic for signs of roof leaks every few months

  • Dry damp areas as soon as you can

  • Install an air purifier in your home

 

Outdoor Molds Cause Problems Too

You work hard to keep mold from growing inside of your home. But that doesn't mean you aren't breathing in their spores outside. There are plenty of things that can cause mold growth in your yard:

  • Wet leaves and grass clippings

  • Potted plants

  • Damp mulch

  • Damp or wet furniture/cushions

So what should you do to prevent mold growth outdoors? First get rid of damp leaves, grass clippings and other brush. Re-pot plants when necessary and freshen mulch regularly. Always dry our wet patio furniture coverings and make sure runoff water stays away from your house and foundation. Also, take note of mold growth on the roof and get rid of it as soon as you can.

Remember, mold spores travel through the air, so doing yard work on windy days and put you right in the line of fire when it comes to mold allergies.

Preserve Your Health with NOSK Nasal Filters

Offering a safe and effective all-natural way to keep mold spores from infiltrating your body, NOSK nasal filters are both easy and comfortable to wear. The small filters help keep mold spores from getting into your nose and lungs by providing an effective barrier between the nasal passages and the rest of the body.

FDA approved, these filters are simply inserted into the nostrils and left there as long as they are needed. Virtually invisible, they can be worn anywhere!

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