How can refrigerators trigger allergies?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Every time you open and close your refrigerator, mold spores that have collected in the door seal are released into the air. As spilled liquids and food crumbs find their way into the crevices of this rarely cleaned germ-zone, mold begins to grow, flourish and trigger your allergies. You can kill these mold spores and relieve your symptoms with a weekly cleaning. For best results, wipe the seal down with eco-friendly bleach, using cotton swabs to get into the crevices where food, mold and dust collect.
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