Mold is a naturally occurring fungus that is generally considered an indoor air allergen similar to pollen, animal dander, dust, and dust mites. Mold produces tiny spores, which act similarly as seeds to plants, to spread the growth of the mold colony. "Molds are microorganisms that are found virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors." see https://www.cdc.gov/mold/pib.htm
Mold and Mildew Prevention
As part of Ohio University’s response to mold and mildew performed by the department of Facilities Maintenance and Safety, Housing and Residence Life provides the following information about the potential for mold and mildew in the residence halls.