Can a Landlord Sue a Tenant for Mold Growth?

Can a landlord sue a tenant for mold growth? Recently, I came across some rather misleading advice online. The advice stated that as a tenant, if you suffered from any illness due to mold contamination in your rented home, then you could sue your landlord for compensation and damage. All you need to do is to […]

Are Indoor Molds Really a Health Hazard?

It is always debated as to whether indoor molds can actually cause health problems. To able to answer this question, it is important to understand what indoor molds are and what they can and cannot do. Molds belong to a group (kingdom) of organisms called Fungi. This kingdom consists of not just molds but also yeasts, and mushrooms. […]

Is Legionnaires’ Disease a Problem in Canada?

Legionnaires’ disease is caused by Legionella bacteria. It is a potentially fatal respiratory disease characterised by severe pneumonia. At least 50 species and 70 strains (serotypes) of Legionella bacteria have been identified. Over 90% of Legionnaires’ disease cases are caused by Legionella pneumophila. The first recorded outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease was in 1976 in Philadelphia, […]

Could Mold Trigger Parkinson Disease?

Parkinson disease (PD), a common movement disorder in humans was discovered in 1817 by a British doctor, Dr. James Parkinson. The exact causes of Parkinson disease are poorly understood but recent studies suggest that several environmental agents including microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs), may be involved. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremor, rigidity, slowness and stiffness […]

Do You Have Mold Allergy Symptoms?

Mold allergy symptoms can be defined as damaging immune responses by the body to mold and/or mold byproducts. Molds are microscopic fungi characterized by having a body structure made up of thin branching thread-like filaments. Mold spores and fragments contain irritating substances called allergens that trigger allergy reactions. Some also produce toxic substances called mycotoxins […]

Mold Exposure At Home And The Workplace

Mold exposure at home and the workplace can cause allergy in susceptible individuals. Mold allergy symptoms may be difficult to isolate from those caused by other allergy triggers (allergens) such as pollen, dust mites, cockroach allergens, animal allergens (hair, dander, saliva) and chemicals. Pollen is generally an outdoor problem although it could, in summer, infiltrate into the indoor […]

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