Monthly Archives: April 2009

Flooded Home=Mold Issues

The Minnesota Department of Health wants to make sure that residents whose homes flooded recently get cleaned up right away, to avert any health related consequences of mold exposure. Dry it up ASAP. That will help avert damage. When you … Continue reading

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Get It Fixed

It’s a fantastic opportunity to buy now, if you’ve got some money set aside to invest in a home. There are a lot of empty properties out there, needing to be purchased, and sellers are very motivated these days. So … Continue reading

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Mold Uproots the Levesques

Eight months pregnant, Kathleen Levesque is uprooting her family to move out of state to a house known to be safe. 709 Rollotrend Lane, their former residence, has failed a series of health inspections, leaving the family with no option … Continue reading

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Toxic Mold Shuts Down Charlotte Recreation

The $250 million parks and recreation bonds approved by voters last November did not cover the renovation or replacement of the 521 Recreation Center. Which is too bad for Mecklenburg County residents, because their so-called 521 Recreation Center is closing … Continue reading

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Mattress Mold Victims?

Is there mold in your mattress? This couple purchased a mattress for $1,081.19 in 1999 and now their mattress has mold. Apparently the mattress is being replaced. A ten year old mattress is going to have more living dust mites … Continue reading

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The Irony of Mold

It is legally difficult to pin down mold as a cause of illness, even though there is clear cause and effect evidence, scientific evidence and medical evidence. Medically, mold has been found culpable in affecting the health of the immune-deficient, … Continue reading

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Mold Moves in; Kids Move Out

Because St. Dominic’s Catholic school is hosting mold in its ceiling, walls and floor, its kindergarten class may be hosted at a portable building at Mills Elementary School, at least that is what seems to be going on here. The … Continue reading

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Government on Path to Getting Taken. Again.

Apparently, Wailuku county in Hawaii has been paying about $75,000 per year to lease a moldy building owned by Honolulu-based Kalama Land Co in a contract that runs through 2026. A study recommended they buy the property and convert or … Continue reading

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A Mold Misstatement used in Court

A Critique of the ACOEM Statement on Mold: Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest in the Creation of an “Evidence-based” Statement JAMES CRANER, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP Int J Occup Environ Health. 2008 Oct-Dec;14(4):283-98. That’s a .pdf worth reading. I’ll give you … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning to Prevent Mold-related Heart Disease

There was a time when spring cleaning became an essential annual ritual because homes were heated with wood fires, and later, with coal or oil-burning stoves. This left a house covered in soot and grime, plus, of course, the stale … Continue reading

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