Mold is a type of fungus. Some types of mold are commonly known as mildew. Mold may live indoors or outdoors and thrives in damp, warm, and humid environments.
Although shower stalls and basements are typical moist areas prone to the growth of molds, any moist area in the household may harbor mold. Allergic reactions to mold are the most common health effects and risks of mold. Mold allergy symptoms and signs include:
The best way to prevent mold in residential areas is the control of moisture. There are no EPA or government standards that have been established for mold or mold spore levels in residential or commercial areas, so it is impossible to prove that a building or room complies with any health regulations concerning mold exposure.