Study Finds Mucorales Mold on Linens Delivered to US Hospitals

A recent microbiologic surveillance research has found that around 10 percent of linens tested positive for Mucorales mold at approximately 20 percent of the hospitals included in the study. Mucorales is known to cause Mucormycosis, a life-threating condition with mortality rates as high as 50%. The study included examination of…

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Cadets at United States Coast Guard Academy Face Mold Problem

Several cadets at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, were sickened after mold was found in some dorms. Authorities said the mold was found in the B annex of the facility, mostly around the air conditioning system. Since September 18th, eight cadets sought medical help due…

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Families Complain of Mold at Senior Citizen Center in Quebec, Canada

Families of the residents of a senior citizen center in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada, have alleged that the building is infested with mold and mushrooms. An anonymous person, claiming to be the daughter of one of the residents at Marquis De Tracy, said, “There are mushrooms in the basement, it’s terrible….

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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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Residents of Rental House Sue Landlord Over Black Mold Infestation

Residents of a rental house in Alton, Illinois, have filed a lawsuit against the landlord, alleging that the property was infested with black mold. The lawsuit claims that black mold is a serious health hazard, and the defendants failed to prevent mold growth which has caused injury and pain to…

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Another Lawsuit Blames Linens at UPMC for Mold-Related Death

On April 20th, a lawsuit was filed against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside hospital, Pennsylvania, blaming linens for mold-related death of a patient in October 2015. According to the lawsuit, leukemia patient Katherine Landman died due to a mold infection that she allegedly caught through linens provided by…

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ALDI Offers Refund After Mold was Discovered in Fruit Pouch

Grocery chain ALDI has removed their Little Journey Organic Food Puree pouches from their stores in Springfield, Missouri, after mold was found in one of the pouches. The mold was discovered and reported by Ashley Lamb, who had purchased the Apple Mango pouch for her 2-year-old son. “I was really…

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How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Apartment?

Do you have a mold problem in your house/apartment? If the answer is yes, you have got a problem that needs your immediate attention. Living in moldy conditions can cause several health conditions including upper respiratory illness. But do not worry! Here are a few tips that can help you…

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Report Shows Bed Linens Might Have Caused UPMC Mold Outbreak

A recent report from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) reveals that bed linens might have caused the 2015 mold outbreak that was linked to the deaths of five patients. According to the report, UPMC found mold on a set of clean linens delivered to them by Paris Healthcare…

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