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Black Mold: Exposure, Symptoms, Treatment, and More

Black mold exposure may trigger allergic reactions in some people, but it doesn’t cause other health conditions, according to research. Read More

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5 new plant-based textiles technologies you need to know about

New, sustainable, plant-based technologies that can be applied to a range of products, including home textiles– EcoArmor is 100% plant-based antimicrobial technology that kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, mold and fungus. Self-cleaning fabric technology, odor-safe formulations, and fabrics that … Continue reading

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​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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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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Mold in Prisons

“There was big, dark, gray, blackish mildew around the air vent and that’s where the air was coming from … it smelled like death.” – Candie Hailey, Rikers Island pre-trial detainee. Exposure to mold infestations is another environmental concern for … Continue reading

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Judge approves plan addressing only NYCHA toxic mold

Mayor de Blasio signed with federal prosecutors calling for the imposition of a federal monitor to oversee the NYCHA compliance with health and safety rules. Manhattan Federal Judge William Pauley gave NYCHA and federal prosecutors two weeks to come up … Continue reading

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Fox Chapel Mold

“It is important for you to know that we will not allow our students and staff to come back to school until we are certain that it is completely safe.” Classes again were canceled Monday at Fox Chapel Area’s Kerr … Continue reading

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Mold Indoors

Molds are a problem indoors when mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens, substances that can cause allergic reactions, irritants, and in some cases, … Continue reading

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Independent Mold Inspection

Call (800) 686-1992 ByeBye Mold’s certified mold inspectors will thoroughly check your property to quickly assess the scale of your problem if you reside in or near California. ByeBye Mold services are Fast and Reliable. We believe mold detection should … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Indoor Air Quality Experts

There is more than one thing involved in air quality. There are plenty of toxins out there. Indoor air quality can be affected by Carbon monoxide, radon, cigarette smoke, whatever toxins are floating around in the smoggy air outside your … Continue reading

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