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MOLDY Exposes How Severely Affects an Estimated 100-Million in the United States Alone Bulletproof Films investigates the dangerous world of toxic environmental mold in the new documentary film MOLDY. Produced by prominent biohacker, bestselling author, and Bulletproof Founder, Dave Asprey, … Continue reading
FAIRFAX, VA, (July 13, 2011) — The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) strongly encourages homeowners who face flooding issues, as a result of extreme weather conditions, to obtain a home inspection for mold. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has already named 2011 to be one of the most extreme years in weather disasters, estimating over $32 billion in damages.
Extreme wet weather has caused flooding throughout the Midwest and Atlantic states and parts of western Canada, leaving homeowners to salvage their belongings and begin the clean-up process. However, water is not the only danger of flooding. The mold that may occur after water has receded can be far more hazardous to the homeowner and family.
The molds that grow on damp building materials are found in the soil and are adapted to grow on a wide variety of materials. Outdoors, molds live in the soil, on plants, and on dead or decaying matter. Different mold species are adapted to different moisture conditions from very wet to just damp. The US CDC, the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences, the World Health Organization and Health Canada all agree that living or working in a building with mold results in increased risk of respiratory disease among other effects.
People who may be affected more severely and quickly than others include: • Infants and children
• Elderly people • Pregnant women • Individuals with respiratory conditions or allergies and asthma • Persons with weakened immune systems
A professional experienced in mold evaluation and remediation, such as an industrial hygienist, can address extensive mold growth in a building. It is important to address and correct large mold problems as soon as possible by first fixing the source of the moisture problem and removing contaminated materials, then cleaning the surfaces, and finally drying the area completely.
For more information on mold remediation and resources on hiring remediation professionals, please visit http://www.aiha.org/news-pubs/bg/Pages/MoldDetectionRemediation.aspx.
*** Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier
association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA’s 10,077 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government and academia. Continue reading
Winter officially began only a few weeks ago, but already the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois has been hit with several snow storms. These annual winter storms not only bring out the shovels, but they also create situations … Continue reading
The World Health Organization has produced a case study “Interventions and actions against damp and mould, ” The study, performed by Dorr G. Dearborn, PhD, MD studies Ohio Cuyahoga county. Part of the study focused on moisture intervention and lists … Continue reading
PRWeb has a press release for a new product touted for remediation. It is a “new technique” that kills and removes spores which are said to “biodegrade, essentially turning it into harmless particulates. While other commercial antimicrobials available kill the … Continue reading