Don’t judge a state’s risk for mold by its climate, says American Risk Management Resources (ARMR) in its recent ranking of states at risk for mold contamination. Mold contamination on commercial and residential property is currently a large concern for the property-casualty industry — especially since it is now excluded or limited on standard property insurance.

The ARMR study, now being used by Greenguard Environmental Institute (GEI), indicates that climate is not a sufficient gauge for mold risk. Areas with dry climates like Nevada and Arizona made it to the top 10 states at risk for mold while some Gulf States did not.

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