Mold in the News: Issue 125

Mold in the News: Issue 125
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 24 stories we thought may interest you!
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FEATURED STORIES (4)
Mold problems growing for tornado-ravaged homeowners: Gary Jones’ home on S. Pennsylvania Ave. was heavily damaged in the May 20th tornado. More than 100 days later, it’s still sitting there, while Jones fights with his insurance company. He says AAA has not paid him a dime, other than the $2,500 he asked for in the immediate days after the storm. “We were on our own and we’ve kind of been on our own since then,” he said. “Nobody’s ever said, ‘You guys need any money? Do you need anything?’ It’s been far from any commercial.” As the empty house languishes in this humid Oklahoma summer, another problem is growing, mold.

House Works: Flooded out — eight cleanup steps after the water recedes: Floods have been big news in Canada this year and they combine destruction and a sense of helplessness that nothing else can quite match. But what really matters is what you do to get your life back on track. There are eight things that need to happen after reporting a flood to your insurance company, and whether you or a pro does them, be sure they happen.
SFU students say buildings around campus in desperate need of repair: Some graduate students at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby are speaking out about the physical conditions of some of the buildings around campus. She said in some cases, it is not only water leaking into the building but also mold and other things such as insulation. “Definitely a lot of mold,” said Lane. “Mold growing on walls, mold in walls, which is so challenging because you don’t see it, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t become airborne.”
Woman Says She’s Fighting Mold Problems: One woman says she’s been having issues with not just the mold, but getting her apartment building to do anything about it.

MOLD and HEALTH (2)
Mold found in some Chobani yogurt cups: Complaints about Chobani yogurt are causing the company to voluntarily remove some of its products from store shelves. Late Tuesday, the company issued a statement saying that mold commonly found in dairy products is to blame.
Serving up sausages, beans, and … mould: A woman was horrified to discover a lump of mould in her tin of Heinz baked beans and sausages.
MOLD IN SCHOOLS (12)
School’s Growing Mold Problem More Wide Spread than Originally Thought: Staff members at one West Tennessee Elementary School are still combating mold found growing in library textbooks at the beginning of the school year.

Controlling mold costly for Muhlenberg district: Keeping potential mold outbreaks in check has meant a summer of expensive electric bills for the Muhlenberg School District, school board members learned Wednesday.
Wilkinson Co. Man Says Mold in Schools Caused Health Problems: With the amount of moisture in the air, mold has become a persistent problem this summer. Apartment buildings and even schools across Central Georgia have been plagued with mold. Wilkinson County schools are no different. Mold started growing earlier in the summer. The custodians were called in to clean the carpet, That’s where the problem took root.

District cleaning mold at Rosenauer school: As Jackson School District students and staff members headed into the final week of their summer vacation, district personnel were working to remediate a mold issue at the Rosenauer Elementary School.
Mold delays Cedarbrook Middle School opening till September 16: “We know this is not a good situation and we sincerely apologize to you, but we found ourselves in a situation where we just had to put safety first,” said Cheltenham Superintendent Natalie Thomas during a Cedarbrook Middle School parent meeting about the recent mold infestation at the school Aug. 29.
Officials address mold, asbestos at Hampton schools: A couple of Daily Press readers recently reached out about possible health hazards at a few of Hampton’s school buildings.
Mold delays classes for Brick kids: Mold is extending summer vacation for the students and staff at the township’s Educational Enrichment Center.
Mold found in Jackson elementary school: School officials discovered mold this summer in a Citadel Drive elementary school, prompting cleanup efforts and a transfer of the staff to another building.
Halifax County High School Starting Year Off With Mold Problem: The summer rainfall is being blamed for a mold and mildew problem at Halifax County High School. One teacher even requested to move classrooms because of health problems.

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Brandywine elementary opening delayed again due to mold: The Brandywine Heights Elementary School will not re-open as planned Tuesday, because officials say there is still mold in the school’s carpets.
Allentown elementary school with mold expected to open for classes: Most of the Sheridan Elementary School classrooms affected by mold this summer have already been treated, and all should be ready for the start of classes Tuesday.
Mold cleared from Darlington High School: Darlington High School staff and students may return to the classrooms of the main building, according to reports and certifications from an environmental testing firm. According to the firm, air samples show the air to be clean, and tests indicate the mold and affected materials have been removed. On Tuesday, classes will resume in the second story of the building.
MOLD IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS (4)
Mold Found In Marion County Courtroom, Not Believed To Be Serious: Marion County maintenance workers have discovered mold in the Division One Courtroom in the county courthouse.
Residents Claim PS Apartments Ridden with Mold: Joey Calavetta, a tenant at Whispering Palms Apartments on Arenas Road, moved into his apartment three weeks ago and hasn’t slept there for the past week. The reason, he says, is mold.

Mold damages thousands of books on fifth floor of McKeldin Library: Library staff members have closed McKeldin’s fifth floor until further notice after discovering an outbreak of nontoxic mold Aug. 9, according to a library spokesman.
Mold prompts relocations at VA medical center: More than 175 patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., have been displaced after tests showed the presence of mold in many of the rooms where they were housed.
MISC. (2)
Five Tips for Keeping Mold and Mildew Out of Your Bathroom: As any homeowner knows, keeping mold and mildew out of the bathroom can sometimes be a real challenge. Bathrooms are often dark and damp – the perfect breeding ground for mold – which is why it is extremely important to design a bathroom that is well equipped to prevent this problem from developing in the first place. Not only is mold growth unsightly, it can also represent a potentially significant health risk for you and your family. So what steps can you take to protect your bathroom from this problem?
How to Prevent Mold in Your Building: Exposure to some types of mold can cause serious health issues. Though facility managers should always be on the lookout for potential sources of mold growth, rainy fall weather and peak hurricane season on the Atlantic coast make it an important time to ensure that a building can stand up to moisture intrusion that can lead to mold problems.