Author Archives: George Hatcher

​Researchers breed a fungus that kills mites to save bees

Now entomologists at Washington State University (WSU) have developed a new strain of a mold-like fungus, Metarhizium, that can eradicate the … Tweet

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‘Black fungus‘ and COVID-19: Myths and facts

In India, COVID-19 has led to a surge in cases of a potentially fatal fungal infection called mucormycosis, popularly known as “black fungus. Tweet

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COVID treatment guidelines may contribute to the increase of black mold in India

Together, they are called invasive fungal infections and usually infect people with weakened immune systems or damaged tissues. About 12,000 cases … Tweet

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Office and Commercial Buildings at Risk for Mold after COVID-19 Closings

Across the US, thousands of businesses and schools have shut down. In many cases, the HC/AC units have been turned off, and the water has set stagnant in the pipes. When not enough air circulates, pollution builds up indoors.Sometimes efforts … Continue reading

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New Mold Detox Information on the Horizon

In a recent newsletter by Dr. Neil Nathan (newsletter (#24), I read some encouraging news that I would like to share. Evidence suggests that there is new mold detox information on the horizon. This information is based on a combination … Continue reading

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Stachybotrys

Stachybotrys is a genus of mold. There are many different species. The most notorious is Stachybotrys chartarum, known as black mold in the U.S. This mold is frequently associated with poor indoor air quality and water damaged materials. Click here … Continue reading

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Your Air Conditioning Unit Helps Eliminate Mold

With all the rain and snow this winter, many homes will have moisture issues. Damage from snow and winds to the roof, and water in the basement are big problems. And, in the summer, humidity creates a moist environment for … Continue reading

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Seattle Children’s operating rooms closed for mold

Aspergillus mold was discovered in Seattle Children’s Hospital. The hospital has been closed while it is air handling utilities are inspected. A professional hygienist has been called in to help the hospital bring the air handling unit up to speed. … Continue reading

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Indiana U Mold Lawsuit

Lawsuit Alleges Indiana U. Pressed Health Center to Play Down Mold Threat. The university denies the allegation. The suit also says Indiana deferred crucial maintenance on air systems for years despite knowing of problems, resulting in a 2018-19 mold crisis. … Continue reading

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Mold in Colorado rental units

A resident of the Courtyards at Buckley is suffering health issues reportedly due to mold in his apartment. Apparently the apartment units did not respond to the complaint. Aurora’s Neighborhood Services Department oversees living standards in apartments across the city, … Continue reading

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