Study Finds That Fungi Release Toxins Directly Into Air

A recent study conducted by French researcher Jean-Denis Bailly and his colleagues has found that mycotoxins from mold can disperse into the air under normal conditions. The researchers examined the mycotoxins produced by three types of fungi, and discovered that “this transfer to air requires air velocities that can be…

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Moldy Apartment Makes Pocatello Man Sick

An Idaho State University student has been sick for about four years because of mold in his apartment. Matthew Shugert said he did not know until January of this year that the cause of his sickness was mold infestation in his apartment at Ridge Crest Housing, Pocatello, Idaho. Explaining his…

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West Lafayette’s City Hall Faces Serious Mold Problem

The mold problem in the vacated City Hall of the West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana has been found to be more serious than anticipated. Mold spores were first detected in January this year, after which, the hall was completely vacated by the end of February. According to Mayor John Dennis,…

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Mold Location

Dear George, Do you have services available in Michigan? I am interested in having our home tested for mold and mildew. Signed, Michigan Dear Michigan, We are located in California. Here is a link to a portion of our service area: http://byebyemold.com/sa.php 1-800-686-1992

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Chronic Cough and Mold

Dear George, I have a chronic cough, that only occurs at home, nowhere else, can it be mold? How can I test the house? Thank you. Dear thanks, To test for mold, you can always hire a company like Byebyemold to come in and perform tests. Before we actually perform…

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Dangerous molds?

Dear George, Is the mold called Aspergillus, Mysomycetes and Cladosporium dangerous molds? Can they be cleaned out of your home? Thanks, Christina Dear Christina, There are many varietals of Aspergillus (like Aspergillus candidu, Aspergillus carneus, Aspergillus clavatus,Aspergillus deflectus. Some are more pathogenic than others. One of the worst is Aspergillus…

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Mold in my Car

Dear George, What are the effects of breathing mold from carpeting, etc. in an automobile? Signed, Car mold Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, toxic substances called mycotoxins. Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals, and the responses will differ depending…

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Method of Detection

Dear George, what is the most effective method for detecting mold and spores? signed, Efficiency Dear Efficiency, It’s like real estate–it depends on location, location, location. So the answer is: it depends. The most obvious method and the most likely answer is sampling. Take the sample, send to the lab….

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Mold is in the Letter of the Law

Dear George, We just bought a house and before we closed escrow we had a mold inspection. The inspection showed no mold issues after air samples. After we moved in we have found mold in 4 rooms, is the mold inspector liable for the costs we are incurring ? Signed,…

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Cost of testing

Dear George, how much does it cost to get a mold inspection? and/or testing? Signed, Cheap Call us at 1-800-686-1992 so we can discuss specifically what you want. ByeByeMold actually provides a wide range of testing services; we can test for mold in one or several areas, take lab test…

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