Mould Training Course In Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

A mould training course on how to recognize indoor mould, how to develop effective sampling strategies, how to interpret laboratory results and how to control mould growth was conducted in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Concern about indoor mould exposure has been increasing as the public become aware that mould can cause serious health effects including allergic reactions. Mould has […]

Risk of Mold Growth Outbreak after Flooding

Mold growth outbreak in homes and commercial building after flooding is inevitable. Although the flooded buildings could have been dried, some moisture can remain in drywall, wood furniture, cloth, carpet, and other household items and surfaces and could lead to mold growth. Exposure to mold can cause health problems such as hay-fever-like reactions (such as stuffy […]

Methods for controlling Legionella growth in piped water systems and cooling towers

Controlling Legionella Growth in Water Systems Strategies for control of Legionella growth in water depends on water chemistry, temperature and the use of the water system. Legionella growth in water systems can be controlled by using chemicals and modifying the environmental conditions (e.g. by controlling nutrient levels, controlling temperature, and preventing low flow and stagnation). […]

Airborne microorganisms in animal housing facilities

Clean air void of hazardous substances is vital to the survival of all living organisms. Conditions in animal housing facilities may promote the growth of a wide diversity of microorganisms including bacteria and mould. Presence of airborne microorganisms in animal housing facilities affects the quality of air in those facilities. The quality of air directly affects […]

Airborne bacteria and mold in slaughterhouse facilities

Contamination of meat products by microorganisms such as airborne bacteria and mold is a major economic problem in the meat industry. In the past it was thought that food products were contaminated when they came in contact with contaminated surfaces, but now it is known that additional product contamination occurs from contact with airborne bacteria. […]

Airborne bacteria and mould in paper production facilities

Airborne bacteria and mould can reach very high levels in the pulp and paper manufacturing plants. Process water contains sugars, starch, and other components that support and promote the growth of bacteria and, certain yeasts and moulds. Interestingly, the non-biological and biological waste present in wastewater from pulp and paper production facilities can be treated […]

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