Mold Facts

Molds are a problem indoors when mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens, substances that can cause allergic reactions, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances called mycotoxins. Inhaling or touching mold or…

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Mold Attacks Native American reservation

Mold has infested and sickened public housing units at the Lac Courte Oreille Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation. Now the question is posed if the tribe has mishandled $1 million in taxpayer money. A grant was awarded, but only a handful of houses have been repaired, and the cost…

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Hillsborough Township School District Spends $342,000 for Mold Removal

Hillsborough Township School District, New Jersey, has spent $342,000 to clean up mold at Hillsborough High School. The mold was discovered in 11 rooms, including the video-conference room, auditorium, 2 teacher work rooms, and 7 classrooms. According to high school Principal Karen Bingert, 8 out of the 11 rooms have…

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Duncan Fire Station Closed due to Mold Problem

Duncan fire station number 3, located at 1701 Elder in Duncan, Oklahoma, was recently closed after mold was discovered in the living quarters and office space. According to Duncan Fire Chief Dayton Burnside, “Once the city discovered the mold, they had it tested and got the report back…then paid an…

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Franklin County Health Department Faces Mold Issue

The Franklin County Health Department building in Columbus, Ohio, was temporarily shut down on September 2, due to mold issues. According to Franklin County manager Angela Harris, the building was briefly vacated to seal off mold-infested areas for treatment. The staff was requested to vacate the building and customer services…

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Mold Detected in Fayette County Elementary School

Fayette County school district officials have detected mold in Huddleston Elementary School, Peachtree City, Georgia. Principal Heidi Pfannenstiel said the Fayette County school district has cleaned the mold-infested classrooms and confirmed that it was not black mold. In a letter addressed to the parents, she wrote, “There are some individuals…

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Vanderbilt University Residence Halls Inspected for Mold Growth

Discovery of mold in some residence halls of Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, prompted the management to inspect around 500 rooms in September. Vanderbilt’s senior director of housing operations, Jim Kramka, said that the presence of mold was reported in some old buildings which were constructed in the 1940s…

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Mold Tests to be Conducted in Katonah-Lewisboro Schools

An anonymous complaint lodged with the state Department of Labor has prompted the Katonah-Lewisboro school district, South Salem, New York, to get 5 out of 6 buildings tested for mold infestation. Some weeks ago, the teachers union had expressed their concern regarding the presence of mold. However, the administration, after…

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Mold Infested House Poses Health Threat to Queens Neighbours

Some residents of Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York, have complained that a nearby mold infested house has become a health threat for them. According to them, the house sustained damages due to Superstorm Sandy and has since been left abandoned by the owners. The next door resident Joyce Zoller…

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