Category Archives: air quality

World Health Organization Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality

World Health Organization Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold. Tweet

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Mold Prevention

Molds are microscopic organisms that live on plant or animal matter. In the natural world, mold aids in the breakdown of dead material and recycle nutrients in the environment. That includes your house, and any of your property that is … Continue reading

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Sandy Sickness

Wikipedia has dubbed an illness “Katrina cough.” Here is what they say about it: Katrina cough is a putative respiratory illness thought to be linked to exposure to mold and dust after the 2005 Hurricane Katrina in the United States. … Continue reading

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University of Louisville Student Resident Building Taken Over by Mold

High level of mold spores were detected in one of the residence halls of the University of Louisville. 270 students were requested to move out from the building. Mold spores specifically occupied University of Louisville’s Miller Hall on its Belknap … Continue reading

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More on Mold

If you don’t live in a hermetically sealed bunker (See Sarah in Eureka), you can expect to have mold. But like the percentage of allowable mold or rat hair in peanut butter, there’s an allowable percentage of mold that health … Continue reading

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Mold Allergy

Not all mold is lethal. Some molds are actually poisonous; but most are intrinsically harmless. Part of the problem with mold is that people have the capacity to develop responses to harmless mold. We develop allergies. We develop allergic sensitization … Continue reading

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Pollen Count and mold levels

If you react to mold in the air, you can keep track of whether your area is in the midst of a dangerous level of mold by following http://www.aaaai.org/global/nab-pollen-counts.aspx which tracks mold levels. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & … Continue reading

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Does the Villa Cortina complex have a Mold Problem?

Villa Cortina tenant Bethany Anderson attributes her family’s illnesses to mold growing in her apartment. Testing by a private investigator turned up toxic mold. Anderson says “I believed it was mold. There solution was changing my air filter. They’ve now … Continue reading

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Can blank mold spread if my windows are open?

Another question from the BYEBYEMOLD Archive CAN BLACK MOLD ON THE PATIO CEILING FALL ON MY BED CLOTHES AND FURNITURE IF I HAD MY SLIDING GLASS DOOR OPEN. CAN IT BE BLOWN ON TO EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE BY THE … Continue reading

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From the Archives of Bye Bye Mold: Could there be mold in my Furnace?

I had my basement finished in my old home this past winter. Suddenly there is a mold smell in the furnace room that appears dry. The duct work and furnace are 3 1/2 yrs old. The duct work was cleaned … Continue reading

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