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Molds and mold spores can be found almost anywhere, both indoors and outdoors. They are a ubiquitous, natural part of our environment. However, when excessive moisture is present in buildings or on building materials, mold growth can occur indoors.
It is not possible to completely eliminate mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture, responding promptly to water leaks and providing adequate ventilation.
Here are some helpful resources on mold in the indoor environment:
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