LIMIT YOUR EXPOSURE TO MOLD & MOLD SPORES
- Avoid breathing in mold or mold spores. In order to limit your exposure to airborne mold, you may want to wear an N-95 respirator, available at many hardware stores and on the internet. In order to be effective, the respirator or mask must fit properly, so carefully follow the instructions supplied with the respirator. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that respirators fit properly
- Wear gloves. Long gloves that extend to the middle of the forearm are recommended. When working with water and a mild detergent, ordinary household rubber gloves may be used. If you are using a disinfectant, a biocide such as chlorine bleach, or a strong cleaning solution, you should select gloves made from natural rubber, neoprene, nitrile, polyurethane, or PVC. Avoid touching mold or moldy items with your bare hands.
- Wear goggles. Goggles that do not have ventilation holes are recommended. Avoid getting mold or mold spores near or in your eyes.