Author Archives: George Hatcher

The Best Lawn Fungicides of 2022

Even the best-tended lawn can develop a fungal problem, but the best fungicides can help. See our list of the top picks to keep your lawn fungus-free. Read More

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11 Best antibacterial body washes (2022)

Whether you’re looking for a luxury self-care routine, a basic in-and-out shower, or just need a new body cleanser, there are plenty of fantastic body washes available this year. Read More

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Drug-resistant fungus could be lurking in your compost, but you can reduce the risk

A new study shows that a drug-resistant fungus could lurk in your compost. Follow these best practices to keep yourself safe while gardening. Read More

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Portsmouth PD employees say toxic mold made them sick. City denies it.

The Portsmouth Police Department was cited for mold-related health and safety violations in a recent report from the state’s Department of Labor. Read More

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What Happens if You Accidentally Eat Moldy Food?

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How Long Does It Take to Get Sick from Mold Exposure?

The length of time it takes for mold to cause symptoms varies greatly. The side effects can be immediate, delayed, or nonexistent. Read More

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Ask a Master Gardener: Unlike fungi, slime molds can move around

Slime molds are fascinating. Read More

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Can basement mold make you sick?

It’s a common home problem, but can basement mold make you sick? Read More

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How to remove mold from walls

If the area affected is smaller than about 10 square feet, you can probably handle the job yourself with some simple measures. Read More

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Symptoms of Mold Exposure: In House and More

Mold exposure can contribute to health issues. If you have a mold allergy or chronic lung condition, you’re at risk of more severe symptoms and complications. Read More

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Toxic Black Mold Is Growing On My Brain

I went on a vacation. I came home with a mysterious fungus in my brain that is so rare only about 120 cases have been confirmed worldwide since its discovery in 1911. Read More

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You Asked: Is the black fungus that comes from bourbon warehouses hazardous to human, animal health?

Though most don’t know it by it’s scientific name, those who live and work near bourbon distilleries are quite familiar with Baudoinia compniacensis — the black fungus that coats houses, Read More

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‘Surprising Ways To Get Rid of House Mold’ Ad Is Just Clickbait

We looked at an online ad that had popped up on various news websites to see what it was all about. Read More

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Man has rare toxic black mold growing on brain after grazing elbow on vacation

DOCTORS found toxic ‘black mold’ growing in a Rhode Island man’s brain after he scraped his arm in a bike accident on vacation four years ago. Since his 2018 trip to Costa Rica, T… Read More

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White mold in the basement? Is it dangerous and how to clean it

Find out how to tackle white mold in the basement – or anywhere else in your house for that matter… Read More

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Man suffering from rare toxic black mold growing on his brain after…

Since his 2018 trip to Costa Rica, Tyson Bottenus has been plagued by splitting headaches, facial paralysis, and other debilitating symptoms due to an extremely rare tropical fungus that entered his… Read More

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Debunking the Myth About Mycotoxins in Coffee

There are some claims online about coffee having harmful levels of molds and mycotoxins. However, this is not supported by science. Read More

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How to Detox Your Body from Mold: Signs and Treatment of Mold Toxicity

After mold exposure, your body will generally detox all on its own — but it’s essential to get away from the mold and remove it from your home. Read More

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Mold is all around us, but what happens if you smoke moldy marijuana?

Michigan’s recall on moldy weed sparked the question: what happens when you inhale mold? Read More

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Sudden mould outbreak after all this rain? You’re not alone – but you are at risk

In a damp or water-damaged environment, toxic mould species grow and release spores that can cause health problems if inhaled. Read More

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Microscopic image of growing molds or mold fungus and spores

Click here to view this image from fairfaxtimes.com. Read More

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Engineered Nanocomposite Detects Common Food Fungus

Nanocomposites have been employed as a quick, sensitive system to detect the presence of the common food fungus, Rhizopus stolonifer. Read More

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Researchers discover drug-resistant environmental mold is capable of infecting people

A new study finds that drug-resistant mold is spreading from the environment and infecting susceptible people’s lungs. Read More

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Is It Safe to Eat Strawberries If Some Have Mold on Them?

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What Are the Symptoms of Toxic Mold in Your House?

You might be living with a lurking houseguest that’s making your family sick. They overstay their welcome, make too much of fuss and clutter the place up while they hang around in places no person Read More

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GOOD HOME: Signs and Symptoms of Mold Exposure [SPONSORED]

sponsored post GOOD Home is a biweekly column published in partnership with PuroClean of Wilton and Ridgefield about home safety, maintenance, weather preparedness, and damage prevention, with the … Read More

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Mould is back with a vengeance. Here’s how to tackle the outbreak

Experts have shared how to recognise, clean, prevent and understand the frustrating fungi attacking our homes. Read More

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Ergot poisoning: History, causes, symptoms, and more

Ergot poisoning occurs when a person eats contaminated grains or bread, such as rye. It occurs due to the growth of a toxic fungus. Read More

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