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Posted on: May 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Mold: Tips on Prevention and Control


Mold is caused when microscopic, airborne spores land on moist surfaces and spread rapidly.

Molds can have useful purposes. Life-saving penicillin is derived from mold. Many foods, such as blue cheese, require mold as part of their manufacturing process. And as owners of compost piles know, mold plays an important role in the cycle of nature, helping to break down organic materials.

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