Author Archives: George Hatcher

A Noxious Substance: Mold

Noxious substance Potentially mold can cause health problems. Many of these health problems are due to the fact that mold can be an allergen as well as a toxin and carcinogen. Allergens are the core of allergic reactions. Toxins are … Continue reading

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Mycotoxicoses

Mycotoxins are toxins produced by mold and fungi. Mycotoxicoses are actual diseases caused by mycotoxins, i.e. secondary metabolites of molds. Hundreds of mycotoxins have been identified, and many are pathogenic. But all illnesses from mold are not related to mold-poisons. … Continue reading

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Introducing Cladosporium

Cladosporium is a genus of mold that rarely produces lethal disease in humans except for causing skin and nail, sinus and lung infections. There are about forty individual species of Cladosporium, most of which are plant pathogens. When Cladosporium species spores are … Continue reading

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Toxic Mold in Seeds Are Possible Carcinogen

Sunflower seeds contain a toxin produced by mold that could increase health risk. Michigan State University researchers found that sunflower seeds, corn, peanuts, pistachios, and almonds contaminated with aflatoxin can contribute to liver cancer. Aflatoxin is considered as a potent … Continue reading

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Nugents Rock Waco with Killer Black Mold Story

Fifteen years ago, Ted Nugent and his wife Shemane moved from Michigan to Waco because their 5000 square foot Michigan home was contaminated with black mold. Shemane was the American Heart Association’s keynote speaker at the Go Red for Women … Continue reading

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Mold Compensation

A woman got $32 million after mold decimated her Texas mansion, but the money won’t begin to fix the mental anguish she suffered. She sued Farmers Insurance Group. Mold can cause headaches, nosebleeds, respiratory issues and other symptoms, especially if … Continue reading

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Green Winter: Don’t Let Mold Take Over.

Locked up for winter, trapped with the stale recirculating air. Guess what’s living in your winter-sale air? Mold spores, of course.It can be especially bad in a tight new home because all of that stale air has been circulating along … Continue reading

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Susan Somers New House Had Mold

Susan Somers says that mold almost ruined her life. Her new house had toxic mold in the air conditioning and heating ducts, spreading mold spores through the air system, causing Somers and her husband a number of symptoms. Somers wrote … Continue reading

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List of Plaintiffs in Northwood Centre Lawsuit

Victims claim airborne mold and animal feces made them sick, and they are suing Northwood Centre. The number has escalated to more than 86 from 20. Some claim they were unaware they were working in unhealthy conditions. Raw sewage backed … Continue reading

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ByeByeMold Has a New Presence on Facebook and Twitter

Mold has an adverse affect on the very sick, the very old and the very young. That’s why ByebyeMold’s most recent ads on Facebook show an infant in the arms of his concerned father. Every parent is going to be … Continue reading

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