Vanderbilt University Residence Halls Inspected for Mold Growth

Discovery of mold in some residence halls of Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, prompted the management to inspect around 500 rooms in September. Vanderbilt’s senior director of housing operations, Jim Kramka, said that the presence of mold was reported in some old buildings which were constructed in the 1940s…

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Highest Mold Count Recorded for 2014; Air Quality Alert Issued

Extremely high mold count recorded in the Gottlieb Allergy Count has prompted a dangerous air quality alert in the Midwest. According to the creator of the Gottlieb Allergy Count, Dr. Joseph Leija, “Today’s mold count is the highest for the 2014 recording season.” He further explained that, “The mold count…

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Black Mold Removed from Madison Elementary School

Black mold growth at Madison Elementary School in Madison, Alabama, which was brought to notice a few weeks ago by some parents, has now been removed. The operations and maintenance supervisor for the school district, Kevin Guest, made a presentation to the Madison school board regarding the black mold abatement…

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Clean your Air-Conditioners to Keep Mold Allergies Away

There is no denying to the fact that air-conditioning makes life easier. Nevertheless, those who live in warm areas know that it can also increase the risk of mold allergies. The leftover moisture inside the units often provide a favorable space for mold growth and if such units are used…

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Arizona, California, and Nevada at Risk From Toxic Mold

Experts have warned that the ongoing hot wave and severe drought in Arizona, California, and Nevada has increased the likeliness of toxic mold growth inside air-conditioners, swamp coolers and central air conditioning systems. According to Phillip Fry, who is an Environmental and Industrial Hygienist, “Such cooling equipment is often a…

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Mold in my Car

Dear George, What are the effects of breathing mold from carpeting, etc. in an automobile? Signed, Car mold Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, toxic substances called mycotoxins. Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals, and the responses will differ depending…

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Leaky Air Conditioning Grows Mold

Dear George, My roommates and I have had a leaking air conditioner which made a whole in the ceiling and now mold is growing all along side of it, how do i go bye getting this checked out. The maintance people said put bleach on it but it doesnt go…

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