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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Another Mold Lawsuit

Mold lawsuits strike again: This time, Akeidra Massey and Joseph Jacks filed suit against Willwoods Community, Willwoods Community Management Inc. and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on March 26. The attorney defending Akeidra Massey and Joseph Jacks is J. Nelson Mauyer III of New Orleans. These tenants…

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Does Mold Spread?

Dear George, CAN BLACK MOLD ON THE PATIO CEILING FALL ON MY BED CLOTHES AND FURNITURE IF I HAD MY SLIDING GLASS DOOR OPEN. CAN IT BE BLOWN ON TO EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE BY THE WIND ARE MUST IT BE TOUCHED TO CONTAMINATE MY THINGS. The quality of outdoor…

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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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Asperguillas/Penicillium and Cladosporin are what type of mold?

Dear George, Asperguillas/Penicillium and Cladosporin are what type of mold? What if anything can they do to your health? Signed, Curious Molds can cause a number of responses, more than we can answer here, including any degree of allergy. If you’re talking about classification, molds are either Zygomycota, Deuteromycota and…

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I smell mold in my remodeled house

Dear George, Moved into remodeled house. Water has been a problem during the remodeling. One room smell musty after heavy rains, however I do not see any mold. Can you suggest the best way to approach this? If you smell mold, it is likely there IS mold. The best thing…

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Can you detect if there is black mold present behind the walls?

Dear George, Is there a way to have a house inspected to detect if there is black mold present possibley in the inside walls? Signed Growing Mold Yes. If the mold assessor is like Byebye Mold, they use thermal imaging systems as well as devices which detect gases. Because moisture…

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Dear George, will spray kill the mold?

Dear George, I had a water leak for 2 1/2 months.There was mold on wood work,dry wall.They sprayed KILZ on the drywall and replace the trim.They tell me that will kill the mold. Is this true?This water leak was from my air conditioner should ducts be checked? It is hard…

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