MBL Among The CDC ELITE Certified Labs in Legionella Testing

Mold & Bacteria Consulting Laboratories (MBL)  has certification in the analysis of Legionella bacteria by the prestigious Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) program of the US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC). You can view our current Certificate of Proficiency for Legionella Testing. MBL is one of the only 3 Canadian independent laboratories […]

Indoor Mold And Bacteria and Their Health Effects

Indoor mold has become a household name. We have all heard or seen on advertisements phrases like toxic mold or black mold. These phrases create fear, panic and confusion. People have spent thousands of dollars in indoor mold remediation or disposed of household items including clothes because of mold contamination. Are these decisions based on […]

Brand ‘Signature Ornaments’ Found to Contain Aspergillus Mold

Preparing for the holidays can be an exciting time to share with loved ones. Gathering up old holiday decorations and adding new ones to the collection has been a long standing tradition in many families. This year however, there are a few precautions we urge people to take when purchasing ornaments and other decorations for […]

A Fungus, Beauveria bassiana being used to fight bed bugs

A fungus, Beauveria bassiana, is now being looked at as a potential solution to bed bugs. Bed bugs have been documented as human pests since the 17th century. Human blood is their preferred food, but they will also feed on rodents, bats, birds and pets, if humans aren’t available. Bed bugs are small and often […]

Meningitis caused by ‘black mould’, Exserohilum rostratum

The black mould, Exserohilum rostratum (ex-sir-oh-HY-lum ross-TRAH-tum), which has caused meningitis in people who were treated with tainted shots for back pain is proving to be difficult to treat. Exserohilum rostratum an emerging causal agent for meningitis, is a common mould that can be found in soil and thrives in warm, humid climates. Although it […]

Canadian Asbestos Regulations

Production and use of asbestos was at its highest in Canada in the 1970s and declined in the 1980s. Due to health concerns, asbestos production and use has become a hot topic with governments in developed countries being accused of poisoning poorer countries that still use asbestos. Below are the Canadian abestos regulations by provinces […]

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