Mold Growth on Imported Products

Mold growth on products is a major problem facing many manufacturers, vendor suppliers, warehouses, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers. Millions of dollars are lost every year to mold growth. The problem is that products of organic nature such as clothes, leather products, wooden products and many others are subject to damp conditions while in transit from overseas […]

Water Activity Requirements For Mold Growth

Definition of Water Activity Water activity (aw) refers to “free” water available for microbial growth. For microbial growth to occur, moisture must be freely available. The water activity of a material determines which types of mold would grow on that material. Technically, the water activity is defined as the ratio of the vapour pressure exerted […]

What is Aspergillus fumigatus?

Aspergillus fumigatus is a thermotolerant/thermophilic fungus capable of growing over a wide temperature range (12°C–53°C). It has a worldwide distribution. Being thermotolerant, it is a significant component of compost microflora. Health effects associated with Aspergillus fumigatus The spores of Aspergillus fumigatus are very small. Having a diameter of 2–3.5 µm, they are easily inhaled deep […]

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 […]

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