High Volume of Outdoor Mold Spores and Pollen Recorded in Philadelphia

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High Volume of Outdoor Mold Spores and Pollen Recorded in Philadelphia

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On May 25th, outdoor mold spores in Philadelphia were recorded at over 7000 spores per cubic meter.

The overall tree pollen volume also increased to 700 pollen grains per cubic meter of air, which is more than double of the volume recorded on Tuesday.

Authorities have warned that this increase in mold spores and pollen can provoke moderate to severe allergy symptoms.


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Moldy Apartment Makes Pocatello Man Sick

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An Idaho State University student has been sick for about four years because of mold in his apartment.

Matthew Shugert said he did not know until January of this year that the cause of his sickness was mold infestation in his apartment at Ridge Crest Housing, Pocatello, Idaho. Explaining his illness, he said, “Over the years, chronic exhaustion to the point of passing out. Sleep problems, respiratory problems, neurological problems, bloody noses, just a wide range of symptoms.”

University’s Technical Safety Director Peter Farina said housing inspectors had visited and assessed mold issue in Shugert’s apartment in early March. He said, “What they need to do is immediately contact our university housing if there are leaks. Because mold needs water to grow and needs a continuous source. If you cut off the water, the mold will stop growing. Also, students need to be careful what they bring into the dorms or houses, we’ve had a lot of fires in the past.”