Archives for 2015

Mould contamination in schools and health effects on children

Mould contamination is now recognized as a major factor in the indoor air quality of schools. Children are at high risk of health problems that result from mould exposure. Kids rarely stop to wash their hands. Obviously, they will be the victims of mould and other microbial contamination. Schools are responsible to provide special accommodations […]

Get Rid Of Mold Problems Once And For All

It is important to get rid of mold problems in your home once and for all. Mold is a health hazard if it is allowed to grow in homes or offices. When exposed to mold, people who are sensitive are likely to experience symptoms that can range from runny nose, headaches, rashes, and fatigue to […]

Airborne Fungal Spores

Fungal spores and especially mold spores are a normal component of the outdoor air. They are microscopic structures that function as “seeds” to allow fungi to reproduce. Apart from acting as “seeds” for reproduction, many fungal spores are adapted for dispersal and for survival, often for extended periods of time, in unfavorable conditions. Airborne Fungal […]

Mold Spores In Air And Health Issues

Mold spores are tiny structures produced by molds for the purpose of reproduction, i.e., they are “seeds” but unlike the plant seeds mold spores do not contain a preformed empryo. Health Effects Associated With Mold Spores Mold spores are common in household and workplace dust. Also, due to their light weight, mold spores are often […]

What Do Your Mold Lab Test Results Mean?

Interpreting lab test results for indoor mold is currently not standardized. Therefore, it would not be surprising if you give 10 different people same copy of lab test results for interpretation and you get 10 different opinions. However, if you tell the 10 people what you wanted to find out from those results and also […]

The Phases of Fungal Growth in Indoor Environment

Fungal growth in both modern and historic buildings is attributed to environmental conditions such as water, humidity, temperature and lack of ventilation. Often, people will ask the laboratory if it is possible to tell how old the mold is and/or whether the mold was actively growing and what the source of the mold was. The […]

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