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 […]
Sometimes individuals transform when they work together. One example is single-celled slime mold, which takes on entirely new behaviors as a collective. Another example is a scientist and an artist collaborating on a museum event, combining their respective tendencies toward the fundamental and the abstract. “I have trained my brain to think a certain way. […]
Written by Leo Shane III for MilitaryTimes House Democrats want to add $140 million to the president’s military construction budget for next year to help improve the quality of family housing across the force. On Tuesday, lawmakers from the House Appropriations Committee offered their first draft of the fiscal 2020 military construction spending bill, which […]
Gainesville, Fla. (WGFL) — Angelo DePrado says for the last few months he’s been living in an apartment with mold. “I’ve been sick for a couple of months at least and I can barely breathe,” DePrado said. A water leak on the third floor of his Campus Lodge apartment caused major flooding in his unit. […]
Mold is among the most controversial of environmental hazards. There is considerable debate within the scientific and medical communities about which molds, and what situations pose serious health risks to people. There is no debate, however, among tenants who have suffered the problems of living with and breathing mold and its toxins. Confusion over Landlord […]
Agent Does a real estate agent have to tell buyers about mold in the home they want to buy? Under state and federal laws, full disclosure requires your agent to disclose all identified hazards on a property—as well as other factors that may impact the property’s price. By law, they must disclose the presence of […]
Seems to happen often. Those lovely strawberries you intended to eat are now covered in furry mold. Toss them out! How Mold Grows on Food There are many different types of molds that can grow on our food. The most common include Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Botrytis, which you see as a furry covering on your strawberries. Unlike […]
Where to start? First, I love my husband. AND, he is driving me crazy. Plus, the dust and mold in my house are making me sick. It started when we moved into his family home, and began the promised renovations. It’s a cute house, all brick, with lots of potential. BUT, after years of half-finished […]
Noah: Autism and Mold Toxicity. Reprinted from www.epicanswers.org Looking back at our journey, it is difficult to wrap my mind around where we started and how far we have come since my son was diagnosed with autism seven years ago. Like so many parents today, we were devastated and confused by what was happening to […]
We’ve all cringed at the A&E show ‘Hoarders’. These are certainly extreme case, but let’s face it…most of us have a few collections or piles in our basements and attics. In fact, there’s probably a little hoarder in most of us. You Could Be a Serious Hoarder with Mold if: 1. Your house stinks or […]
For over 15 years, Mold-Help.org has raised red flags about the serious consequences of fungal infections. Now, Candida auris has startled the world with the illnesses and death it causes. The New York Times has published articles not only exposing potentially the most dangerous epidemic in recent history, but also the coverup of the century. […]
I love Google, and use it daily. But, Google is only as good as the information we feed it. And unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation and half truths about cleaning up and removing moldy wood. How to Remove Mold From Wood Furniture and Particle Board was written for the magazine ‘House Beautiful’ on […]
Love those cardboard boxes for storing your things? Mold loves to eat paper (cellulose)! Mold produces enzymes to digest cellulose and various other materials to help with the eating (decaying, rotting) process. Those cardboard boxes are a magnet for mold. Add moisture in your home above 40-50% and they may become mold factories. If you […]
by Louise Koniarski The Daily Courier PRESCOTT – Spray Systems, a Phoenix environmental construction company, will begin removing a patch of black mold Monday from an interior wall toward the rear of Prescott High School. Principal Tim Carter said Tuesday that a workman preparing a wall for painting in Room 301 found the mold behind […]
Milford, CT – “We needed more money because asbestos was discovered under the gym floor,” said Director of Management Services Philip G. Russell, referring to the gym floor replacement project at Jonathan Law High School. The Board of Aldermen’s Ordinance Committee will consider borrowing the money at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall. A proposed […]