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Health Tip: Getting Rid of Mold and Mildew

Steps to help keep you healthier

(HealthDay News) -- Ridding your home of any mold or mildew can help keep you and your family healthier.

The Federal Emergency Management Administration offers these suggestions:

  • While cleaning, wear a mask, eye protection and gloves.
  • Provide adequate ventilation.
  • Start by cleaning a small area. If you develop a reaction, it's probably time to hire a professional.
  • Thoroughly clean an affected area before using disinfectant.


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