Control mold without expensive chemicals

Wood's moisture content plays key role

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Q: I am a high-school student doing a science project on how to prevent mold growing on wood. I do realize that this is a factor that many people are very concerned about in their homes. Do you guys have any suggestions on how I could set up this project or what type of mold resistors I should use? I did some research and found a product called Anti-Growth. Should I use that product in my project or something else? I would be very happy to know some of your ideas for my project. Thank you. A: We're flattered that you thought of us when trying to figure out what to do with your science project. We can remember puzzling over the how-tos and the whys of high-school assignments years ago. Before beginning your experiment, we think it would be helpful for you to understand something about mold, how it grows and what it needs in order to proliferate. We recall when one of the nightly news programs did a segment on mold infestation in homes flooded by Hurricane Katrina. As the f...