Mold spores occur naturally everywhere in our environment. They are in the air you breathe indoors in your home and workplace, and they are in the air we breathe outdoors. The vast majority of us have developed an immunity to mold, much like the immunity you may have developed to the previous year’s flu strain. Mold is primarily a health concern if you are allergic to it, are asthmatic, or possibly immune compromised. Below are some common questions and their answers regarding mold.
I have black mold where I live. Is it harmful?
Black mold, like all other kinds of mold, may cause you to have nose and throat symptoms (a runny nose, itchy throat), cough, and wheezing if you are allergic to it or already have asthma.
Can Pueblo City-County Health Department make my landlord clean up the mold in my apartment?
Yes, by enforcing local codes. You must file a written complaint with the Pueblo City-County Health Department, 101 W. 9th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003.
How do I get out of my lease if I have mold in my apartment?
Learn about landlord and tenant issues at Colorado Legal Services.
Does Pueblo City-County Health Department provide mold clean up services?
No. the health department recommends consulting with a mold remediation company.
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