With all the rain and snow this winter, many homes will have moisture issues. Damage from snow and winds to the roof, and water in the basement are big problems. And, in the summer, humidity creates a moist environment for mold and dust mites to thrive. Thankfully, your air conditioning unit helps eliminate moisture (think […]
This article is the third in a series of posts about moisture, mold and water-loving insects. The premise – where there is excess moisture or water, there is sure to be mold. Sometimes mold is difficult to see since it hides inside and behind many objects. Dangerous mosquitoes love water. Therefore, you are likely to […]
A recent press release on WebWire raised concerns about the district Massachusetts Courthouse shut down due to mold. The courthouse is located near Boston.
Moldy smells are usually described as pungent, musty and moist. So, beware that moldy smell. And, if you notice a moldy smell, investigate immediately. You might have water damage and mold! It is always preferable to deal with dampness and water leaks first! Waiting is not an option!
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.
Most everyone agrees that fall leaves develop mold. They become extremely moldy over time as they decay. My sinuses swell up from just walking through them. Raking them can put me in the bed for days. But what about moldy Christmas trees? I didn’t know that my Christmas tree could also make me ill. No […]
Update 2/27/2020 Aspergillus mold closed Children’s operating rooms twice. The CDC identified an old humidifier as the cause of the mold outbreak. The humidifier was turned off for more than 10 years. But, it was switched on again in 2018 and 2019 before the two mold outbreaks. And in 2020, aspergillus mold problems persist at […]
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 […]
Summary South Carolina state law offers two options for renters with mold problems if landlords refuse to make a repair: Move Take the owner to magistrate court Renters with mold are also advised to call South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs to determine if they can break their lease without penalty. If available, the process […]
I love fall, but….not moldy leaves! 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 after they get wet. The Curse of Fall Leaves I remember too well the moldy truth […]
Summary All across the U.S. black mold in prisons is a growing problem. Black mold is also known as Aspergillus. Union leaders are worried about the impact on correctional officers. Moreover, California is among the states with extensive complaints. At the Mendota prison, prison guards say no air conditioning and toxic black mold at high […]
Summary Some students in South Hall have noticed they have been continually sick without explanation. The problem has been identified as mold. Mold was found in the LSU Dorm. Mitigating LSU Dorm Mold LSU’s protocol for dealing with a report of mold or mildew has three parts. First, they bring in their maintenance team and […]
When you find mold growing in your home, sound the alarm and get rid of it fast. Mold-Help receives a lot questions about cost of mold recovery – How do you choose a qualified company? How much does professional mold removal cost? First, not all mold experts are equal. Delay can mean extensive and costly […]
Cost of Fighting Mold – 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. And the cost […]
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 […]
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 unit and saw mold growing on the vents. Her moldy […]
My mold exposure makes me feel crazy. 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 lie back down and go to sleep. Then, I feel a little better, and decide to take a walk, or go […]
Summary This article looks at the benefits of fungal monitoring: testing for mold on cannabis plants. Specifically, the article discusses how to find and test samples for mold and test it properly. Once testing and analyzing are done, proper actions are carried out when necessary.
Summary Parents concerned over mold noticed a smell not long after their kids stated sixth grade at Midlothian Middle School. In September 2016, one mother began to observe a strong, pungent odor in his clothes when she washed his laundry. She sought answers to her air quality concerns. She spoke to parents of other Midlothian […]
Background Hurrican Dorian came just under a year after Hurricane Florence devastated part of North Carolina. And, Hurricane Florence hit less than two years from when Hurricane Matthew caused devastating flooding in many of the same areas. Dorian was just a category one hurricane based on wind speed when it moved inland. However, the storm […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 caused by gradual damage. Other times the whole basement can be filled with water from an unexpected event, like a broken pipe, or a weather event. Whether your basement is filling […]
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.
Is your home flooded? You might have mold then. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), your home can sprout mold in 24-48 hours after a flood. The longer your wait, the more likely you are to grow mold. That doesn’t give you much time to dry things out. Especially for the people like those […]
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.
NYCHA Residents – Do You Have Mold? What to Do About it. By Kyle Lawson STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Sneezing, wheezing and dry, scaly skin. According to healthcare experts, these are a few of the tell-tale signs of allergies either developed or triggered by mold growing inside a Staten Island home.
Just what can you eat if the foods in your favorite restaurant are fungi’s favorite snack? Why is this important? The goal is to stop feeding fungus/mold in your system by avoiding foods, like grains and sugars, that help it thrive in your body. However, you don’t have to give up eating out entirely. Be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Be careful of heavy metals in your body and surrounding. If you are concerned about controlling mold in your body, keep heavy metals at the top of your list of problems. Why? Mold’s Best Friends – heavy metals! There are many heavy metals that can be found in our environment. Some are created naturally and […]
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. […]