Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, the press has been warning of symptoms that may indicate potential infection. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Symptoms may include fever, cough and shortness of breath. More advanced problems are persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to arouse and bluish lips […]
Important breaking news about mold-related illnesses affecting schools, hospitals and communities around the world. Stay up to date with the latest developments.
In a recent newsletter by Dr. Neil Nathan (newsletter (#24), I read some encouraging news that I would like to share. Evidence suggests that there is new mold detox information on the horizon. This information is based on a combination of research by about 5 doctors who treat mold patients. These doctors originally researched a […]
For sure, we must all take steps to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. For a moment, let’s all take a deep breath, and think through the things we can do to avoid COVID-19. Follow these COVID-19 courses of action. Avoid anyone who is ill. That’s hard to do, but someone may be contagious […]
Do everything you can to protect yourself and enhance your health!! These steps will also prevent the flu as well as the coronavirus COVID-19 from spreading. Most Important Fact COVID-19 is spread from person-to-person between people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet). The respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes are the culprit. […]
Summary In Georgia, Construction workers are learning to control dust and debris created during hospital construction. They are taught Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) practices at the Carpenters Local Union in Hermantown, Georgia. Currently, this type of training is not mandatory. The carpenters in training are learning how to seal rooms. They also received instructions […]
Summary The NJ Senate Passed Mold Legislation! This is great news for the residents of New Jersey. Unfortunately, it comes too late for thousands of NJ residents who have suffered from loss and mold illnesses.
In 2019, some of the most common mold-related news stories carried complaints about moldy schools. As parents, this is disturbing news. There are few things more important than the safety of our children in schools or daycare programs. And, there are already complaints of moldy schools in 2020.
Summary Residents complain of mold in Military housing. Just search Google and check out the list that appears. Actually, it’s astonishing that military families are often exposed to horrible living conditions. The Army released a report in September 2019. It states that residents at 48 of 49 bases have issues. To clarify, top concerns are […]
In 2019, the Mold-Help.org editorial staff launched an updated web portal. We managed the process with respect for the hundreds of posts we published over the past 17 years. And, we continued to post current news, information and resources about sickness and loss caused by mold. Our goal, then and now, is to offer practical, […]
Update Summary 5/20/2020 Aspergillus mold problems persist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Once again, low levels of mold are found in Seattle Children’s Hospital. This infestation was found during daily mold check and was self reported by the hospital. Thankfully, now new illness have been attributed to the mold spores or mycotoxins. Department of Health Services […]
Summary Jamie Green, Superintendent of Trinity Alps School District in California, reached out to CBS13 to help investigate how dangerous breathing mold spores could be to teachers and kids in classrooms. And to find out why no one was doing anything about it. Mold in schools is often under investigated. The answer – no required […]
Mold is a more prominent problem in South Carolina following an increase in flooding in recent years. So, lawmakers are trying to get ahead of the national agencies and set standards for mold remediation in the state. Laws governing the mold remediation industry differ from state to state. Even though there are mo national standards […]
Summary The State of Nevada is amount other states that have confirmed that it found high levels of mold found in marijuana products sold at local dispensaries. Therefore, an advisory was sent out by the Nevada Department of Taxation. This advisory warned consumers that high levels of mold found in marijuana products also include thos […]
Written my Kimberly Davis, 3CBS Philly PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New pictures from inside a Philadelphia elementary school show possible sources of asbestos. The teachers’ union recently announced an educator at a different school was diagnosed with cancer tied to asbestos. A new plan of action will cost at least $100 million to clear out the […]
A patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital died, and five more were infected after mold was discovered in several operating rooms during a routine air test on the hospital in May. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found the hospital in violation of two dozen federal regulations and hospital policy and notified the hospital […]
The rise of Candida auris (C. auris) is a big concern in hospitals and elder care facilities around the world. Below is a short synopsis of articles about it. What is Candida auris? C. auris is a type of fungus that causes a severe infection in hospitalized patients, most commonly in those with compromised immune […]
By: Jacque Masse SHELBY CO., Tenn. – Parents are outraged after a video circulated social media after food service workers served moldy food at a Shelby County school. A student took the video inside Ridgeway High School on Monday that shows several moldy waffles inside a bag. The school said the staff didn’t follow the […]
(CNN) A patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital has died from a mold infection The patient was one of six to develop an infection from 2018-2019, according to Alyse Bernal, public relations manager for the hospital. The infections follow several operating rooms being shut down in May by the detection of Aspergillus mold in the air. […]
by David Szondy, June 28th, 2019 www.newatlas.com Mold spores commonly found aboard the International Space Station (ISS) turn out to be radiation resistant enough to survive 200 times the X-ray dose needed to kill a human being. Based on experiments by a team of researchers led by Marta Cortesão, a microbiologist at the German Aerospace […]
POSTED MAY 08, 2019 by Robert H. Shmerling, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing I have to admit it: recent news reports about a newly described “superbug” are worrisome and at least a little bit terrifying. This time, it’s not a flesh-eating bacterium or drug-resistant tuberculosis — in fact, it’s not a bacterial infection at all. […]
Editorial Note: This article was written by Tom Chiller, MD, chief of the Mycotic Diseases Brand of the CDC, in August 2017. He raised an alarm about Candida auris before it was even fully recognized as a pending epidemic. He commented in a CDC Expert Commentary Series on Medscape, “I would like to tell you […]
A continuation of How to Confront a “Super Fungus” In An Increasingly Pathogen-Friendly World from www.moldfreeliving.com Excerpt from Part 1. To break things down as simplistically as I can, Candida auris (C. auris) is a species of fungus which grows as yeast (single-celled fungi). In people with healthy immune systems, cells called macrophages and neutrophils engulf […]