Experts Warn About Possibility of Mold Growth in Hay Bales

As snow from winter has started to melt, the experts are warning about the possibility of mold growth in stored hay bales.

According to Montana State University forage specialist Emily Glunk, the excess moisture conditions produced due to melting, freezing, and re-melting of snow increases the risk of mold-infestation.

“It is always a good idea to test hay before feeding it to your livestock, especially if it has been stored outside,” she said.

Feeding Mold-infested bales to the cattle can cause several health issues, including respiratory problems.

If you suspect a mold problem, have your house/farm tested for mold.

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Do You Have Mold in Your Apartment?

Mold is a health hazard and living in a mold-infested apartment can cause serious health issues including lung diseases, asthma, and allergies.

Therefore, if you think your apartment is prone to mold-infestation, here a few tips that can help you address this situation:

  1. Take steps to reduce moisture in the susceptible areas, especially bathroom and kitchen. Using fans and opening the windows in these areas can go a long way in this regard.
  2. Make sure to open all the windows in your apartment for at least 5 – 10 minutes every day. Improving overall ventilation discourages mold growth.
  3. Dusty, moist surfaces provide an ideal condition for mold growth. Therefore, try to increase the frequency of dusting/cleaning the window frames and outside of your toilet tank.

Meanwhile, have your home tested for mold to ensure a healthy life for your family.

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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 luncheon in Waco. Ted and Shemane recovered from the effects of four different types of mold living in their bloodstreams.

Worried you’ve got mold? if you’re in California, call Byebyemold

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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 an individual is a child, elderly, or infirm with a compromised immune system.

Worried you’ve got mold? if you’re in California, call Byebyemold

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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 with the heat.

Inside the house, if you have any trapped moisture in areas like the kitchen, or bathroom, or inside the walls under leaking pipes, or in your crawlspace, that is where the mold is hiding. If there’s a leak, it might be growing right out in the open when you can see it. Winter is the perfect time to call in the mold inspector to see if your home has been invaded while it is still locked up,sans ventilation.

Worried you’ve got mold? if you’re in California, call Byebyemold

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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 a book TOX-SICK: From Toxic To Not Sick

Don’t let mold ruin yours. Have your house tested for mold by Byebyemold

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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 up in the hall and was never cleaned, and was tracked around the area, dried and fed mold. Toxins ae airborne. Read more

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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 concerned about the quality of their indoor air, especially if they know the findings of the University of Cincinnati, EPA, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital who performed a decade long study assessing the children’s health and exposure to indoor molds and allergens, Reponen et al. report these findings in an upcoming issue of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI). They discovered that mold exposure in infancy was a major risk factor for these babies devloping asthma.

If you have young children in your home, or are expecting soon, you should have the area tested. If you are in California, who better than ByeByeMold?

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Mold: More symptoms than you can shake a stick at

According to one study, many cases of mold-linked illness can’t be explained by allergic reactions. A report by allergists David A. Edmondson, DO, Jordan N. Fink, MD, and colleagues at Medical College of Wisconsin, appeared in the February 2005 issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Symptoms of exposure found in the patients in that study can be diverse, including:

  • runny nose
  • cough
  • headache
  • shortness of breath
  • wheezing
  • chest tightness
  • other breathing problems
  • itchy eyes
  • nervous system problems
  • dizziness
  • anxiety
  • weakness
  • restless legs
  • memory loss
  • shaking
  • intestinal problems
  • nausea, vomiting
  • gut pain
  • nosebleed
  • urinary problems

We always recommend that you get your home tested for mold.

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Damp Building Effect


The phrase toxic mold syndrome should be replaced by damp building effect, which refers to a well-documented effect. Mold is certainly part of the picture but doctors can’t always define if it is an allergy, mold toxin, or some other factor combined with degrading building materials. There is currently no accurate way to measure mold toxins in damp buildings, although they are there. It is impossible to know what degree and how the toxic mold is doing what it is doing to cause illness. Until scientists catch up to disease, we should all stop arguing and simply work at collecting more data to help everyone refine the issues involved.

Meanwhile, get your home tested.

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