I love fall, but…. There’s something about waking up to October 1st and realizing fall is coming. As the leaves start to turn, so does my stomach. Mold will be hiding in my piles of leaves, especially when they get wet. I remember too well the moldy truth about all those fallen leaves. I cannot […]
Written by Kate Irby WASHINGTON Hundreds of correctional officers across the U.S. are working in prisons with mold growing in areas constantly populated by both officers and inmates. Prison leaders have allowed the mold to fester for years in some cases, refusing to test it. That’s due to Bureau of Prisons policy, not bureaucratic incompetence. […]
Written by Katherine Manuel, Reveille LSU implemented a policy requiring incoming freshmen to live on campus last year. For some, this policy allows for a fun, new experience of living on campus. For others, this experience is filled with mold, mildew and health issues. Since the beginning of the semester, some students in South Hall […]
Written by Karin Beuerlein; Reprinted from www.homelogic.com Not all mold experts are equal. We explain how to find reputable mold remediation experts and inspectors. When you find mold growing in your home, sound the alarm and get rid of it fast. Delay can mean extensive and costly remediation and repairs. On average, professional mold remediation costs […]
Guest article by Ana-Maria Sanders from Loanstart.com More than half of households in the United States have mold problems, according to research. Mold infestation is very common after a natural disaster. But it’s also a major issue in homes that have water leaks or high moisture content. There are many reasons why you should be […]
Written by Jason Raven. Reprint from WIS New 10. OLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – Right now in South Carolina, there is no state agency that regulates the remediation of mold. State lawmakers are taking a deep dive into the mold issue in South Carolina. The Mold Abatement and Remediation Study Committee met for the second time […]
Written by Myah Ward; Reprint from wral.com (UNC Media Hub). CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Emili Potts first noticed the mold outside of Craige dorm on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, trailing the wall below her leaky air conditioning unit. When the junior began having trouble breathing, she looked inside her AC […]
And, not in a good way. Sometime, I wake up with a desire to call friends, exercise, read a book….and then I find myself just wanting to lay back down and go to sleep. Sometime, I feel a little better, and decide to take a walk, or go to the grocery store for healthier food…and […]
By Bernie Lorenz, PhD This piece looks at the benefits of fungal monitoring, an indicator of plant health and other factors, and how to manage it properly. Specifically, how to sample a facility, proper analysis of samples, interpretation of the analysis, and proper actions to take when necessary. Mold is ubiquitous in nature and can […]
Written by Jim McConnell, Senior Writer,m Chesterfield Observer The first thing Sara Ward noticed was the smell. Not long after her son entered sixth grade at Midlothian Middle School in September 2016, Ward began to observe a strong, pungent odor in his clothes when she washed her family’s laundry. She spoke to parents of other […]
Once more, the fogging companies are trying to contain the mold with chemicals that are supposed to kill the mold under the homes of hurricane victims. North Carolina Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is one of those working to help residents recover from Dorian. Other concerns include reconstruction, and the delay of approval for disaster funds […]
by Denise Rosch, 3Las Vegas News LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The State of Nevada has confirmed that it found high levels of mold in some marijuana products sold at four local dispensaries. Therefore, an advisory was sent out by the Nevada Department of Taxation. This advisory warned consumers that high levels of mold were found […]
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 […]
Written by Guest Author Megan Jones from www.grizzlytarps.com The Atlantic hurricane season is nearing its peak, and with the churning storms, disasters are just around the corner. You can expect torrential rains, lashing winds, and overwhelming storm surges that leave extensive damage in its wake. But those aren’t the only dangers to expect during hurricane […]
By Garth Haslem, KSL.com Contributor | Posted – Aug 28th, 2019 @ 8:42am SALT LAKE CITY — It’s happened to nearly all of us: that sinking feeling when you realize your basement is soaked. Sometimes you just get a damp corner, and that’s bad enough. Other times the whole basement can be filled with water, […]
Being sick from mold, or any disease for that matter, is depressing. It can definitely rob you of even the small pleasures life has to offer. After a particularly bad bout with mold exposure, I remember being in bed for what seemed like days on end. I was too tired to even walk outside for […]
Your smartphone case might be bugged. Studies have found that molds and mites easily proliferate on the covers of smartphones, which generate heat and provide favorable environments for the minute lifeforms. Many of the detected molds were Aspergillus and blue molds that favor humid conditions.
By Mike Mohundro, CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) Is your home flooded? You might have mold then. Especially for the people that are living in Alexander County where people there have been dealing with water for weeks. Some of those homes have even had water in their basements and main floors for a month or more.
Get into a healthy, mold-free environment, so that medical treatment and healthy practices can work. The first and MOST IMPORTANT STEP in treating mold illness – get into a healthy, clean place, in which you feel good, and are improving. A mold-free environment is paramount for your recovery.
Pets are not immune to the dangers of mold in the home. They can get sick from mold, too. Small pets are especially susceptible, just like babies and small children are, but pets of any size can be affected.
Most people expect to find mold in old carpets and basements and nearby leaky roofs. But could mold be hiding in your HVAC systems?
Read this interesting article in the South Bend Tribune, written by Marshall V. King, a food writer based in Goshen, IN. As an experiment, he kept a McDonald’s plain hamburger for 10 years, and it never molded.
JULY 7, 2019, BY ALEX ROSE, Fox 31 Denver AURORA, Colo. — About six months ago, Jacqueline Martinez moved into her first apartment with her daughter at the Courtyards at Buckley in Aurora. It wasn’t until a couple days ago that she noticed an unwanted visitor growing in her child’s bathroom: a mushroom.
Just what can you eat if everything at the store or at your favorite restaurant is fungi’s favorite snack? You’re going to have to get creative. Be sure to read the ingredients listed on the menu, inform the restaurant staff of your mold intolerance or allergy, and ask questions about the food you order, even […]
Most women go through months or even years of living with telltale Candida symptoms. This Candida overgrowth is basically a yeast issue exploding internally, and it can cause a slew of symptoms to develop. Millions of women live with this condition without any knowledge of it. Men can also have it, even though it is […]
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 […]
If we have sore, swollen or bleeding gums, most people would consider the cause to be poor dental care. This can certainly be the case. However, mold infestation of the delicate linings of the nose, mouth, throat and sinuses can also be a major cause. Dentists may not consider the fact that mold in the […]
What is Candida Auris? Candida Auris is a type of fungus that causes a severe infection in hospitalized patients. The microbe can be carried on the bottom of shoes, clings to surfaces in hospital rooms, flourishes on floors, and adheres to patients’ skin, phones and food trays, health officials said. It also is odorless and […]
Protect yourself and loved ones against hazards. People with breathing problems like asthma or who have weakened immune systems should stay away from moldy sites. Children should not take part in disaster cleanup work. Check for loose power lines or gas leaks. Make sure the electricity and gas are turned off. Look for sagging ceilings […]
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 […]
Well, I knew about avoiding wheat because of gluten. My OB/GYN told me he never met a person who did not feel better off wheat – well, all grains I guess. However, I did not realize that the problems go much deeper than gluten. Today, I have this weird headache that feels like a pair […]
There are many heavy metals that can be found in our environment both naturally and from pollution. The term heavy metal is used to describe a group of metals that have similar chemical properties. Not all heavy metals are bad for us. In fact, some of these, including small amounts of copper, iron and zinc, […]
Written by Catherine of www.moldfreeliving.com Note from Mold-Help.com – Much has been written about detox for everything from weight loss to healing from many different diseases. Detox is definitely an integral part of ridding the body of mold, including removal of dangerous mycotoxins. This article by Catherine is one of the most comprehensive I’ve read […]
After several visits to the doctor with associated rounds of antibiotics, my husband’s stuffy head and deep chest cough did not improve. He then visited a well-respected allergist, who said he was surprised my husband could even breathe, because his sinus cavities are so blocked. Again, antibiotics and this time, steroids. He was better for […]
No, your dishwasher does not kill mold. For optimal cleaning performance and to prevent damage to dishes, water entering the dishwasher must be at least 120 degrees F and not more than 150 degrees F. According to Michael Pugliese, author of The Homeowner’s Guide to Mold (available on Amazon), most mold spores thrive in temperatures up to 120 […]
Holly Kozelsky is a writer for the Martinsville Bulletin, Virginia Before the city helps The Landmark Group build senior apartments on the former American of Martinsville factory site, it first should fix alleged problems at its Martinsville Lofts apartment complex, tenants and at least one city council member are saying. Shuna Ingram, who has lived […]
While U.S. service members risk their lives fighting for our country, many of their families live in dirty and dangerous homes. An investigation by CBS News and Reuters has found one of the military’s largest housing contractors apparently misled the Air Force to qualify for millions of dollars in bonus payments. The FBI is now […]
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. […]
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas is paying a former student-athlete $40,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming she became ill because of mold in the vents of her dormitory room. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the university denies the claims but agreed to pay Laine Evans $20,000 and her attorneys $20,000 to settle the lawsuit. […]
By Alex Rose, Fox News Denver AURORA, Colo. — Several residents of an Aurora apartment complex say maintenance is hiding unsafe living conditions instead of fixing them. Tiesha Davis and Tiana Sinnett say maintenance is literally painting over the mold they have complained about at The Courtyards at Buckley. “Instead of them treating it, they […]
Most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. Levels of pollutants may be 200% to 500% higher indoors than outdoors, even in cities with a lot of air pollution. The indoor air is full of harmful pollutants. Dust mites are one of the main culprits! They thrive on the gunk deep down in the carpet. […]
By: Jeremy LaGoo As many Alaskans rejoice with the return of leafy vegetation, others are sniffling and sneezing as allergy season begins. Kicking off in spring, tree pollen fills the air shortly after leaves return. A little later, grass, mold and weeds attack allergy sufferers, but the difference in timing means different impacts from different […]
RALEIGH (WTVD) — Hidden mold and water damage that could cost you thousands to repair may be hiding inside your home. Besides costly repairs to your home, the mold could also be a health hazard. If your home suffered any damage during Hurricane Florence or Michael, this could impact you. Since the hurricanes, Jay Papp […]
Property owners, employers, manufacturers and other entities can be held responsible for adverse health effects of exposure to toxic substances. Toxic exposure cases may involve different areas of law, including product liability toxic torts), premises liability, construction law, medical negligence or a combination thereof. The facts of your case will determine who may be liable. […]
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 […]
An individual’s response to mold exposure is based on any number of contributing factors, making the symptoms and diseases that may result extremely difficult to identify. In fact, a growing body of research suggests that a strong – and largely ignored – contributor of biotoxin illness and other chronic diseases is multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). […]
Are you worried your workplace might have mold? You’re not alone. “Concern about indoor exposure to mold has increased along with public awareness that exposure to mold can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms, including allergic reactions,” OSHA states. Mold Facts For mold to grow indoors, it needs moisture or water, oxygen, and […]
HYANNIS – Making the switch to a reusable water bottle might make you feel great in an environmentally conscious kind of way but, if you’re not careful, it can also make you sick. Here are some facts that will likely scare you straight into cleaning your container. Studies have shown that water bottles that go […]