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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Old Nursing, Fine Arts buildings in WSSU Cleared Mold Test

Two old buildings of Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina, have cleared the mold and asbestos tests. The tests were conducted after some complaints were reported regarding possible mold and asbestos contamination in Old Nursing building, built in 1956 and Fine Arts buildings, built in 1958. However, the director of Environmental…

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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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What could these fungi be?

Dear George, please what could these fungi be 1 green surface and yellow edge 2 gray surface and white edge 3 white woolly surface with sported black 4 black surface all in SDA THANKS Timmy, Timmy, Timmy, We can’t do your homework for you. If you want to look at…

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May I obtain a copy of mold test results?

Dear George, As a tenant in the State of Nevada, may I obtain a copy of mold test results without going through my landlord? Byebye Mold policy is that whoever orders and purchases the mold testing owns the results. If your landlord refuses to give you the mold result documents,…

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Are there reliable tests to indicate the presence of mold?

Almost all of us already have two effective mold detectors: our eyes and our noses. If black or green discoloration is noticed that is fuzzy in appearance and is in a location that is damp or had been damp, it is almost certainly mold. If a building smells musty, there…

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