Using Molds As Forensic Tools In Building Investigations

One question we often receive is whether there are some molds that are specific to marijuana grow ops. Well, if there were some, we could use them as forensic tools to detect buildings that were ever used as grow ops long after the operations were discontinued. Recent research has shown that molds can effectively be used as […]

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. […]

Let’s understand moulds- their good and bad aspects

Moulds (or mildew) are fungi. Fungi are neither plant nor animal but, since 1969, have their own kingdom. The fungi kingdom includes such wonderful organisms as the delicious edible mushrooms, the makers of the “miracle drug” penicillin and the yeast that makes our bread rise and our fine wines ferment. Biologically, all fungi have defined […]

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 […]

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