Monthly Archives: October 2009

Not Much Ado about Mold

For whatever reason, so far the government doesn’t take mold quite seriously. Or maybe they take it seriously, but the legal and medical lines aren’t well drawn. For whatever reason, even though mycotoxins are toxins, if you look up government … Continue reading

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Mold in my Pet Food? Say it Ain’t So!

Dogs can pretty much eat anything, and will. So if a trusted company puts it in a bag, then it must be okay, right? Wrong. Last year there was a big buzz about Melamine in dog food. Now Wysong Pet … Continue reading

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Tenant Alert: water today, mold tomorrow

If you’re renting, and your rental unit suffers from mold, cracked paint and water dripping where it isn’t supposed to, then you may have cause for legal action, at the very least, legal action to compel your landlord to repair … Continue reading

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EPA MOLD GUIDE

Table of Contents Office of Air and Radiation Indoor Environments Division (6609J) EPA 402-K-02-003, 2002 Mold Basics Why is mold growing in my home? Can mold cause health problems? How do I get rid of mold? Mold Cleanup Who should … Continue reading

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Additional Resources

Additional Resources For more information on mold related issues including mold cleanup and moisture control/condensation/humidity issues, you can consult the following resources: Mold Resources page Una Breve Guía para el Moho, la Humedad y su Hogar está disponible en el … Continue reading

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Hidden Mold

Hidden Mold Suspicion of hidden mold You may suspect hidden mold if a building smells moldy, but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and residents are reporting health problems. Mold may be … Continue reading

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Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips

Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips   When water leaks or spills occur indoors – ACT QUICKLY.  If wet or damp materials or areas are dried 24-48 hours after a leak or spill happens, in most cases mold will … Continue reading

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What to Wear When Cleaning Moldy Areas

What to Wear When Cleaning Moldy Areas   Avoid breathing in mold or mold spores.  In order to limit your exposure to airborne mold, you may want to wear an N-95 respirator, available at many hardware stores and from companies … Continue reading

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Mold Cleanup Guidelines

Mold Cleanup Guidelines Tips and techniques The tips and techniques presented in this section will help you clean up your mold problem.  Professional cleaners or remediators may use methods not covered in this publication.  Please note that mold may cause … Continue reading

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Mold Cleanup

Mold Cleanup Who should do the cleanup depends on a number of factors.  One consideration is the size of the mold problem.  If the moldy area is less than about 10 square feet (less than roughly a 3 ft. by … Continue reading

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