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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NY: classroom mold

PS 48 on Broadway is covered in mold, and Washington Heights parents are upset. Why should their kids have to go to a moldy, mildewy school? Why, indeed? Ten year old trailers called TCUs (transposable classroom units) in which classes are being held are literally infested in mold and falling…

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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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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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Attic Mold

Dear George, I have black mold forming under the roof sheeting and on rafters in attic. I have a ridge vent as well as soffet vents on both sides. You can easily look down between the rafters and see daylite. What is causing this and how do i get rid…

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Mold Odor

Dear George, I smell mold near the windows of my home. My husband can’t smell it. My eyes burn, ears and neck feel swollen. The house is 100 years old. What should we do? If its not mold, then what is it? Moldy on Peaks Island, Maine Dear Moldy in…

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Method of Detection

Dear George, what is the most effective method for detecting mold and spores? signed, Efficiency Dear Efficiency, It’s like real estate–it depends on location, location, location. So the answer is: it depends. The most obvious method and the most likely answer is sampling. Take the sample, send to the lab….

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Source of the Odor

Dear George, My daughter purchased a remodeled home in Woodland Hills.Her babies room and the adjacent office has a fishy odor. At times it goes away and other times it is very strong. Is there a way to determine what and where this odor is coming from Signed, Fishy Dear…

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San Carlos Mold

Dear George, I had air sampling in my home & found areas with mold levels 3x outdoor air levels. I have inspected for moisture but can’t find any. What should I do next? I’m in San Carlos, CA – can you recommend someone I could contact? Signed, San Carlos Dear…

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green surface and yellow edged Mold

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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