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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World Health Organization Report on Mold

The World Health Organization composed a publication revealing scientific evidence on health problems associated with building moisture and biological agents. The attached Scientific review concludes that the most important effects are increased prevalences of respiratory symptoms, allergies and asthma as well as perturbation of the immunological system. The publication is…

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$135 Million in Settlement to Family of Hospital’s Deceased Mold Victim

Tracy Fischer died in October 2014 after contracting a fungal infection at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh. After staying in the same room in the hospital’s cardiothoracic intensive care unit as two other patients who later died with fungal infections, Tracy Fischer also died. The Federal Centers for Disease Control…

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Dangers of Mold

Some people say the dangers of mold are highly overrated. They are the lucky ones. Maybe they are the ones who are unaffected. Just as some people do not have hayfever, some people do not have sensitivity to the kinds of mold that cause an allergic reaction in people. As…

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“Moldy” the movie

LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Bulletproof Films investigates the dangerous world of toxic environmental mold in the new documentary film MOLDY. Produced by prominent biohacker, bestselling author, and Bulletproof Founder, Dave Asprey, and directed by Kee Kee Buckley and Eric Troyer, the film uncovers the frightening truth about…

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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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What is the most effective method for detecting mold and spores?

Dear George, What is the most effective method for detecting mold and spores? 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. (etc) But if you…

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How do I find out what the smell is?

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, Grams…

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My mold levels are 3x outdoor levels

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? Dear San Carlos For…

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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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