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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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Connecticut School Closes due to Mold Concerns

Coleytown Middle School in Westport, Connecticut, was closed on September 20th and 21st due to mold concerns. The two-day closure was scheduled for environmental testing in the facility. However, Westport Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer announced that she wants to close the school for three to four weeks for…

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Mold Prompts Closure of School in Pennsylvania

Kerr Elementary School in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, had to be closed on September 17th, due to mold. School officials said extensive cleaning was performed over the last few days and they were waiting for the results of the air quality tests conducted afterwards. “It is important for you to know…

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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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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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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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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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Mycologist Reveals Black Mold in Leominster

The mycologists’ report of the Leominster apartment gauge mold levels from 2,000 to 220,000 colony -units per sq in. Residents of seventeen apartments in three buildings have complained of mold and found evidence of it, leading to nineteen Board of Health violations. Mold is a fungus that thrives indoors or…

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