Mold in the News: Issue 26
Mold in the News: Issue 26
At Got Mold? our goal is to keep our followers aware of mould related news stories. Each day, we scour the internet looking for relevant information. Here are some stories we thought may interest you!
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FEATURED STORIES (3)
Video: Mold To Blame For Mystery Illness: Doctors were perplexed when a healthy young woman from South Jersey developed a bizarre illness. Ordinary household odors make her so sick that she is living in a tent in her parent’s backyard.
Consumer Watch: Mold in the home: If you even suspect you may have a mold problem in your home the problem is only going to get worse the longer you ignore it. This is not a household problem you want to put off. Mold travels through the air to other areas in your home and it leads to several health problems like asthma, allergies, respiratory infections, sinus infections and skin rashes. In some cases mold exposure can be fatal. Other than the health concerns mold can also damage your home leading to wood rot and structural damage.
Indoor Air Quality in Our Homes, Schools and Workplaces Questioned: According to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spokesman, indoor air pollution causes 50 percent of illnesses globally. This statistic should catch the attention of every physician, every lawmaker and every layperson reading this paper. That’s more than all the cancers and all the heart disease combined. It is time we started to pay more attention to the indoor air we breathe.
MOLD IN SCHOOLS (2)
Board approves mold remediation payment: A Pennsylvania company found mold that causes asthma and hay fever in Middle Township Elementary School No. 2 during testing in late March. Earlier this month, another Pennsylvania company cleaned the Cape May Court House school. Middle Township School District Superintendent Michael Kopakowski indicated the school will keep an eye on the situation. On Thursday, April 19, the Board of Education agreed to pay $63,800 for remediation.
Weagamow school mouldy, falling apart, yet community waits on funding: Mushrooms keep popping up in Weagamow’s School. “If you look under here there are mushrooms growing,” said education director Saul Williams in a boy’s washroom. “We clean it at least once a week and they still grow again.
MOLD IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS (3)
Mold could prompt shutdown of Union Gap City Hall: Mold could prompt shutdown of Union Gap City Hall Yakima Herald-Republic City officials here may consider closing down City Hall after discovering last week high concentrations of mold in several areas, including the mayor’s office.
Pound Hill mum’s misery at mould in her flat: A concerned mother has declared she is unwilling to live in her council flat any longer after mould began growing on her three-month-old son’s cot. Gemma Michie has been a council tenant in Worth Road, Pound Hill for more than two-and-a-half years and throughout that time has battled problems with damp and mould in her flat.
Union Gap City Hall Moving to Fire Department Office Because of Mold Problem: The Union Gap Fire Department Office will serve as the temporary city hall after the regular city hall will be closed due to toxic mold.
MOLD and HEALTH (2)
Mold Problems Continue: Last year, the biggest health concern posed after the flood water receded was mold and how it would affect those who had to clean and rebuild their flood damaged homes. For residents like the Gary Ritchie, who lives in Southwest Minot, the clean up process around their rental house is becoming time consuming and costly.
Allergy attacks off to early start with pollen, mold: Pharmacist Chet Kasprazak said allergy season is an annual ritual for customers who start flocking into his pharmacy this time of year for prescribed and over-the-counter medication.
LEGAL ISSUES SURROUNDING MOLD (1)
Toxic Mold Destroys Minnesota Couple’s $4M Dream Home: Imagine saving all your life to buy your dream house in the country, only to find the walls and beams were rotted out with mold, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs. That was the nightmare scenario facing a couple in Minneapolis, who earlier this month finally resolved two years of litigation with an award of $732,250 upheld against the seller of the house.
— Got #Mold? (@gotmoldglobal) April 27, 2012
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