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What are the Healthy Types of Mold?

We commonly talk about the dangers of mold and the negative effects it can have on your health. The truth is though, mold is literally everywhere and most mold is actually good for you. Mold is found in many of the foods we eat and the medicines we use and is beneficial to our wellbeing.

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Can Mold Attract Bugs?

Doesn’t it seem like once you have one problem pop up in your home, there is a slew of other issues that sprout up? Many homeowners that may be experiencing a mold problem often see an increase in the number of bugs and insects within their home. Unless you’re keeping them as pets for some

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Ten Mold Facts

Mold can get a bad reputation because when people hear or think of mold they usually think of a harmful fungus in their home that needs to be removed. Well, that mold does exist, there is also good mold out there. Mold is ubiquitous, it is found almost everywhere. Chances are, you have been in

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Mold Illness Symptoms

Mold can be a very dangerous substance, mold is everywhere, and though most of it is harmless, there are some types of mold that can be detrimental to your health. Like carbon monoxide, mold is a silent killer, it can go completely undetected, popping up in less traveled areas of your home, going undetected for

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Prevent Mold by Preventing Moisture

Mold is a fungus that can survive in almost any environment. Most molds are harmless, but some molds can pose serious health risks. Mold is almost ubiquitous in the outdoor environment but when mold gets in your home not only is it obscene but can also pose health risks to you and your family. At

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How To Prevent Mold Buildup on Clothing

Mold is no fun — and it’s especially no fun when you’ve found it on your clothing or other fabric items. Although not many people have issues with mold on clothing, it can happen if you aren’t careful. Causes of Moldy Clothing If you toss moist towels into your hamper, chances are mold can start

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How to Kill Mold Using Bleach

When it comes to removing small amounts of household mold, most homeowners will reach for a chemical cleaning agent to get the job done. There’s nothing more reliable than grabbing a bottle of bleach if you’ve got mold on non-porous surfaces such as tile, glass, marble and laminate. Preparing to Remove Mold After you’ve assessed

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Using HEPA Filters for Mold Remediation

At BGS Environmental Services, Inc., our professionals use only the best mold remediation equipment on the market. One of our most reliable tools we use for all of our mold remediation jobs is the HEPA vacuum. What Is A HEPA Vacuum? A High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuum is used to collect, contain and destroy mold

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BGS Environmental Providing Fall Interior Demolition Services

The cold weather is setting in but that doesn’t mean the mold problems are going to abate. At BGS Environmental Services, Inc. we want homeowners in Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth and surrounding areas to be aware that we’re here to provide interior demolition services this Fall in order to remove indoor mold and rot. What Does

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How Do Black Mold Spores Travel?

Ever wonder how mold travels? You find it in one place in your home, and then a few days later it’s in the next room over. Mold doesn’t crawl, hop, or slide — it travels either by latching onto skin, fur or fabric, or hitches a ride on air currents. When does black mold travel? Black

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Importance of Removing Mold in Your Office Building

We normally associate mold as a strictly household problem. There seems to be a silent (but often misguided) understanding that commercial buildings and office spaces don’t have mold issues whatsoever. Our commercial mold removal company wants to quell this rumor by stating that businesses can, in fact, have mold problems. Causes of Mold in Commercial Buildings

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Common Places to Find Bathroom Mold

Nearly every household has issues with bathroom mold at some point or another simply because the bathroom is the perfect growth environment for mold. The steam from the shower collects on walls, ceilings, and tiles, making for a moist platform for the mold to take hold. It’s important to understand where in your bathroom mold

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Hot Summer Weather Leads to Mold Problems

It’s mid summer and that means temperatures in the South Shore and Boston areas are soaring. Aside from the rising mercury levels, mold spore count is also on the rise. Molds love warm, humid climates and household mold species tend to thrive in temperatures between 77 and 86 degrees F. The warm weather encourages spore

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What Is Mold Testing?

Although we don’t provide mold testing here at BGS Environmental Services, Inc., that doesn’t mean homeowners should skip this important process. If you suspect that mold is in your home, there’s really only one true way to confirm your suspicions before opting for mold removal services — and that’s through a mold test. Mold testing

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What Boston Realtors Are Required to Tell Buyers

If you’re in the market to purchase an existing home this year, then you’re in luck because the market is doing quite well! There are plenty of options out there and available for those eager to look. However as you may know, the Boston area may be beautiful and convenient to live in, but the

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Springtime Allergies or Mold Allergies?

We’ve had a few sunny days so far this spring and it’s been wonderful to be able to head outside and enjoy the weather. Unfortunately the warm weather also means it’s pollen season which can be quite irritating for you and your family. What you may not know is that if you tend to do

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How To Prevent Bathroom Mold Growth

You may be happy that your home has never had a basement or attic mold problem, but there’s bound to be mold somewhere in your bathroom. Mold in bathrooms is quite common due to the high amount of moisture and warmth generated. Bathrooms with no windows are particularly susceptible to mold problems. In order to

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Air Purifier for Household Mold Problems

Indoor air quality is one of the biggest issues in a home. Places such as basements, attics and any other rooms with poor air circulation can be subject to mold extensive mold growth and mold manage is the problem isn’t addressed. If you notice a damp, rank smell or your family members are experiencing allergic

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Spring Cleaning and Mold Problems

The weather is finally looking sunny and warm from hereon out in the South Shore and greater Boston areas. Warm weather and extra daylight means many homeowners in the area will be undergoing the annual ritual of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is a great way to purge your home of unwanted items. These unwanted items

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Wet Boston Weather This Week Could Lead to Mold Problems

A misty rain and fog in some areas of Boston has shrouded the city — and it looks like this type of weather will continue throughout the rest of the week (with a few sunny breaks in between). Our Boston area mold removal company wants both residents and homeowners to be aware of potential leaks and

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What Causes a Flooded Basement?

Basement flooding can occur at any time during the team and to any home, old or new. There are dozens of reasons why basement floods can occur, but here are a few of the most common causes. Water Line Break or Hot Water Tank Break. Water line breaks can occur at any time and are most

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Melting Snow Could Mean Mold Problems

It seems like it’s that time of year again when the temperatures are rising just enough to melt all the snow. This is great news for those of us in Quincy and the surrounding areas to enjoy the outdoors a bit more. But while you’re outside, mold could be growing inside. Drastic winter thaws like the

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How to Remove Humid Air from Basement

Unchecked humidity in a basement can eventually cause major structural and foundation issues. It’s important to address any moisture, leaks or standing water immediately. Even if your basement seems relatively dry but the air is humid, this should be a red flag that mold may be lurking around. If the air in your basement is

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Long-Term Health Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Winter is the time of year when most would prefer to spend their time indoors. However, for homeowners that have poor indoor air quality in their home spending more time inside can cause serious health issues. Mold is a major cause of poor indoor air quality, but dust and pet dander can also cause indoor

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Visible Signs of Household Mold

Household mold in the greater Boston area, such as Quincy, is very prevalent. Moisture from poor and outdated drainage systems causes tremendous stress in a building or home’s foundation, often causing basement flooding or leaks. Since mold grows in dark, damp areas, it’s important to check places such as basements and attics for visible signs

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Should I Worry About Mold During The Winter?

Household mold problems are surprisingly more prevalent during the winter months than in the warmer months. This is in part due to poor air circulation in the home because windows and doors are closed shut to keep the warm air in. Some areas often see higher amounts of precipitation during the winter, and where there’s

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What to Wear When Cleaning Household Mold

At BGS Environmental Services, Inc. we understand that seeing mold in your home is embarrassing and frightening; the first thing you want to do is go to town and clean it up as soon as possible. Although we always recommend contacting a mold remediation company in Quincy, Braintree or Boston for home mold removal needs,

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Where to Test for Black Mold in Your Home

Toxic black mold is never a good sign in your home, apartment, or office building. The toxins in this particular type of mold can be dangerous to your health, and it’s important to remove this mold as soon as possible. If you’ve just moved into an existing home or apartment, it’s important to get the

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BGS Environmental Urges Homeowners to Check Attics, Basements

Last weekend the Central and Eastern Massachusetts area saw nearly 4 inches of rain fall between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Some interstate highways were reduced to one lane while drivers along other main thoroughfares were forced to pull over and wait out the worst of the storm. Be on the hunt for mold For

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Wet Fall Weather Brings Mold Allergies

The weather in the Boston area — and throughout the entire Northeast — was quite dry this past summer. However, over the past few weeks we’ve seen an increase in the amount of rain. As we all know, rain almost always equates to mold problems. Why is Fall Season Mold Season The changing color of

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How to Remove Mold from Wood Surfaces

Of all the surfaces mold grows on, wood is one of the easiest surfaces to remove it from — as long as it hasn’t penetrated through the core of the wood. If you notice mold colonies growing on a wood floor, counter top or beam, chances are that after you clean it up and instill

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3 Reasons to Have a Fall Season Mold Inspection

The weather in the South Shore area is finally getting crisp and cool, but that doesn’t mean we should be letting our guard down when it comes to household mold. In fact, more mold issues arise during the fall and winter months than any other time in the year, and this is due in part to

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Dehumidifiers vs Air Ventilation Systems

Being greeted with a musty odor or thick, moist air when you walk into the basement is never a pleasant experience. If you experience any of these issues at any point during the year, this should be a cause for concern: You may have a basement mold problem! Your first gut decision may be to

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5 Easy Ways to Improving Indoor Air Quality

Did you know it’s possible to have worse air quality within your home than outside it? There are so many air pollutants within your home that you may not know about, such as the pain on your walls, poor kitchen ventilation, mold issues and pet odors. Looking for a quick fix to improve your indoor

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Do House Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality?

There’s an age old belief that those who have indoor house plants will benefit from better indoor air quality (IAQ). IAQ is referring to the quality of the air within a building and how this relates to the comfort and health of those occupying the building. Mold, Carbon Dioxide, and other contaminants can negatively affect IAQ

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Signs You May Have an Indoor Air Problem

Tired of walking into your home and being greeted by an overpowering musty or stale odor? Have you and your family been suffering from unexplained illnesses, only to feel fine as you step outside the home? If so, your home most likely has poor indoor air quality. Health symptoms of poor indoor air quality Mold

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Why You Need a Mold Test First

There are so many signs of mold issues within a home; the room can smell musty, you may be able to see it in your basement or in your bathroom, or you and your family could be suffering mysterious health problems for months. If you can’t see the mold but are confident your home has

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What to Expect from Professional Mold Removal

When homes or commercial buildings are experiencing mold problems, it’s never a good idea to tackle the issue alone. Instead, calling a professional mold remediation company will get to the source of the mold problem and go through a rigorous removal process that ensures no mold will come back. Here’s what you can expect when

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What to do After a Flood

Flooding can be very common for coastal towns along the South or North Shore in Massachusetts. BGS Environmental Services, Inc. commonly sees instances where intense flooding has occurred and a mold problem has developed. It’s often overwhelming to start to think about what to do after your home has flooded — or severely leaked —

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Common Places Likely to Have High Amounts of Mold

We’ve officially entered into the late spring, early summer season in the Boston area, and with the warm weather comes a myriad of activities to participate in around the city. Bostonians love the outdoors, our summer cottages, and browsing through local shops. However, did you know many of these places contain high amounts of mold? Check out our list

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How to Prevent Attic Mold this Season

Mold loves dark, warm and damp places. That description sounds a lot like an attic that’s been neglected for more than a few months. Oftentimes homeowners will never frequent up to their attics unless to fetch Christmas decorations or camping equipment for the summer months. It isn’t until then that we make the shocking discovery: We

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Wet Weather Followed by Warmth: A Recipe for Mold

The Boston area is currently experiencing some unusually cold weather this week. Tuesday, April 26 is seeing pouring rain an 40 degree weather with winds up to 14 mph. For Bostonians, we can’t be too surprised that the weather has turned on us. However, don’t forget to securely fasten and latch all your window panes,

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How to Remove Mold from Drywall

Mold shows up in a variety of places such as on tile, wood, and carpet. However one of the most stubborn places mold tends to cling to is drywall. Are you seeing a few moldy spots here and there? At BGS Environmental Services Inc, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves on how to

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Dealing With Mold in a Rental Home

We understand that many of us in the greater Boston area don’t actually own our own homes. In fact, according to statistics, 12.5% of the Massachusetts population pays rent — the majority of which live in Boston. But what happens when you have a mold problem with your rental home? How to Avoid a Moldy

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How to Prevent Basement Mold this Spring

April showers bring May flowers — but they also bring mold! It’s around this time of year that many homeowners experience the most basement leaks due to increased precipitation. Now is the time to take preventative measures this spring. Clean out your AC drip pan. Air conditioners are one of the culprits for mold growth in

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Mold Season is Mud Season

Although New England was sparred this winter and barely received much snow at all this year, that doesn’t mean there won’t be some heavy rainfall in the near future. Those living in the Northeast always experience another fifth season we like to call Mud Season. This unique season falls between winter and spring and that’s

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Not All Black Mold is Toxic Mold

Contrary to popular belief, not all the mold we find that appears black or dark in color is toxic to humans or our pets. There are hundreds of thousands of mold species that have been identified, but only a small percentage are toxic to us. Common Types of Toxic Mold Mold is toxic because these single-celled

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Where Does Basement Mold Grow?

You may know by now that basement mold is an issue for many homes — old or new. Have you ever opened the basement door and with every step down to take, the musty odor of mold gets stronger? This is an issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further

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Five Major Causes of Basement Mold

Household mold is a very common issue no matter how new your home might be. Usually mold is found in dark, damp areas of a home. These areas include bathrooms, attics and most commonly basements. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, mold can enter your home via windows, vents, doors, AC units

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What is the Cause of Attic Mold?

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As homeowners, we generally have an understanding that at some point or another there will be mold in our house, whether it be in the refrigerator, shower, or basement. However, one sneaky place we generally don’t think about is our attic. Many homes generally don’t have an easy access to the attic, making them a

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Why Containment is Necessary During Mold Removal

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Thanks to a heightened awareness regarding what mold can do to one’s health, the mold removal industry has grown tremendously. However, not many mold removal companies will take the time to properly prepare a space for the mold removal process. Mold spores are more likely to spread if the area isn’t first contained. These microscopic

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Interior Demolition: Preparing for Mold Problems

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Lets face it: No one wants to encounter a mold problem, but more often than not homes and businesses will have a mold issue on their hands. Two recent surveys conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that 30-50% of all structures in the United States experience damp conditions which is a breeding ground for “biological pollutants” (i.e. mold).

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Five Essential Tools for an Interior Demolition Project

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Home remodeling projects are often very daunting to start, and interior demolition is completely different from other demolition projects in that you need to be careful not to ruin the remaining structure of the building. Interior demolition consists of removing unwanted aspects of a home’s interior without changing the fundamental structure. To make sure the

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Stages of an Interior Demolition Project

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Despite popular belief, not all demolition projects involve a wrecking ball, dynamite and massive crumbling skyscrapers. In fact, the majority of demolition projects that take place are interior demolition. Interior demolition is associated with residential or commercial renovation projects and can be just as intricate as explosive demolition. Below are the phases you should expect when

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Everything You Need to Know About Mold

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We all know the distinctive smell and appearance of mold. These little fungi like to hang out on food or in places around a home that collect moisture, such as bathrooms, basements, and attics. But what exactly is mold? It’s A Fungus Mold is a type of single-celled fungus which grows in multi-cellular colonies. They extend filaments

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Does Your Home Have a Mold Problem?

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As a homeowner, there may be nothing worse than realizing you have a mold infestation. Don’t think that just because you’ve build a new home that you’re in the clear – mold spores are not prejudice on how old a home is! If you aren’t sure whether or not you have a mold colony, below

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10 Best Ways to Prevent Mold

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It’s never fun once you discover you have a mold problem in your home, so why not take the steps to prevent those pesky spores from thriving in the first place? Below are 10 helpful tips and tricks to preventing the colonization of mold in your home. First things first: clean away any existing mold

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Top Health Problems Caused by the Presence of Mold

One of the biggest incentives to have mold removed from your home is your health. Mold, especially more toxic types like black mold, can cause recurring issues for you and your family. If you’ve been suffering from health issues for several years on end, and are unsure what the cause may be, there is a

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How to Achieve a Mold-Free Summer

While the spring is arguably the worst time of year in terms in mold growth in Massachusetts, the summer offers no relief. As the heat and humidity increase, so does the chance of mold in your home. Why?  The higher temperatures and humidity levels, in combination with summer precipitation creates a perfect breeding ground for

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How to Test for the Presence of Mold

If a homeowner suspects there is mold present in his or her home, there are a variety of ways in which a professional can test for its presence. Quite obviously, the easiest way for a specialist to detect mold in a home is by examining it visually. However, there are a few additional methods that

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Spring into a Mold-Free Home!

April is here and warmer weather is (hopefully) on the way! After the historic winter that Massachusetts experienced, many homes in the area experienced water damage due to the record-setting amount of snowfall. Left untreated, water damage often causes mold damage. Mold damage can seriously affect the health of you and your family, and cost you

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Start the Year with a Mold-Free Home or Business

The beginning of the year means an opportunity to start fresh and accomplish any goals that you did not get around to during the previous year.  Moreover, the start of the year is a great time to get your home or workplace in order. Specifically,  if you have been delaying the removal of mold from your

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The Different Types of Mold

One of the problems with mold is that there are several different types, making it difficult for homeowners to identify exactly which form of mold they are dealing with. Sometimes it seems like you need a degree in biology just to understand the many different types of mold in existence. Here are some of the

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Mold Removal & Remediation Services

At BGS Environmental, we offer a variety of mold removal and remediation solutions for both homeowners and businesses in the Greater Boston area. Residential Mold Removal and Remediation: Mold can be extremely hazardous to your home and your loved ones. If mold is left untreated in your home, it can post a serious threat to one’s health. Additionally,

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