We all know that Hong Kong can be hot, humid and damp, and all of us have discovered mold at one point or another in our homes. Humidity can trigger allergies, cause arthritis to flare up, and cause mold to form in and around the home. Mold is even more dangerous to your health. Nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation and even skin irritation can all be brought on by mold. In a study conducted by the IOM, sufficient evidence was found linking exposure to damp environments to respiratory tract symptoms, coughing, and wheezing in otherwise healthy people.
As mentioned in our Blog post ‘What you can do to escape air pollution in your home’ it is crucial that we do everything possible to keep our indoor environment a clean, healthy space. This article addresses what mold is, why it occurs and how to tackle it.
Mold is a common type of fungus that thrives in moist warm conditions, and steamy Hong Kong is a natural haven for these airborne spores. Mold infestations can manifest themselves suddenly during periods of temperature fluctuation, but in a subtropical climate like Hong Kong there is always a risk of your home or office being affected by this pesky invasion.
Before you think about tackling or preventing this unpleasant visitor, here is what you need to know about mold. Read More