How to Prevent Mold Growth on Cannabis (aka Marijuana)

Cannabis (popularly known as marijuana or weed) is now legal in Canada for both medical and recreational use. In the United States, it has been approved for medicinal use in 33 states and in 11 states for recreational use for adults aged 21 and over. Moldy Cannabis is a serious problem facing both producers and […]

How to test for mold on clothes

One of the most common indicators of possible mold growth on clothes and fabrics is its smell. If you have a mold problem on clothes, they may have strong musty, earthy odour. Visible mold growth on clothes may appear as irregular white, bluish, greenish or greyish to black spots or stains. Depending on the color […]

Bacteria in hot tubs, spas and swimming pools

Bacteria found in hot tubs, spas and swimming pools are a health hazard to the users of these recreational facilities. It is estimated that one-third of waterborne disease outbreaks are caused by pools and hot tubs. It is important to note that some people are more likely to get sick from exposure to bacteria and […]

What is Aspergillosis and what causes it?

Aspergillosis is a disease caused by the fungus Aspergillus. Aspergillus is a type of mold present practically everywhere both indoors and outdoors. Spores of Aspergillus are present in the air so most people breathe them in every day. It’s almost impossible to completely avoid breathing in some Aspergillus spores. However, inhaled spores do not normally […]

Medical Relevance of Cladosporium Spores In Indoor Environment

The mold Cladosporium was first described in 1816. Members of Cladosporium are widely distributed worldwide and commonly found on all kinds of plant material, soil, food, paint, textiles and other organic matters. They are also found colonizing as secondary invaders leaves infested by other plant pathogenic fungi. Cladosporium spores represent the most common fungal component […]

Methods for Investigation and Evaluation of Mold Related Problems

Investigations and evaluation of mold related problems rely on sampling techniques to determine the presence or absence of mold growth. In the indoor environment presence of mold is an indirect indicator of the occupants’ potential exposure to those molds. There are several mold sampling methods and understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each method is […]

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