Mold in the News: Issue 133

Mold in the News: Issue 133
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 19 stories we thought may interest you!
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FEATURED STORIES (3)
Patience important in High River rebuild: Celebrity contactor Mike Holmes and Lifestyle Homes may have teamed up to fix one High River family’s flood-ravaged basement, but the recent Holmes Makes it Right episode is offering the town a learning experience.
Farmers Insurance, Texas reach tentative $117.5 million deal on mold claims: The state of Texas and Farmers Insurance want to settle decade-old claims of overcharging and underserving customers for $117.5 million, which would be one of the largest insurance settlements in state history but less than what some people wanted.
Storm mold: Sandy leaves mold in walls a year later: One year after Superstorm Sandy, the smell hasn’t gone away. Hundreds—possibly thousands of structures—are stuck in limbo, musty with the stench of mold growing behind padlocked doors.
MOLD and HEALTH (3)
The mold within: It’s furry. It’s thirsty. And it may well be lurking in your basement, causing allergies and asthma. It’s mold.
Mold in tainted medicine identified: Henry Ford Hospital identified Wednesday the types of mold it found in two vials of medicine supplied by a South Lyon compounding pharmacy.
Mould problem makes family’s lives a misery: A DISABLED man has hit out after mistakes in a major alteration to his home caused a massive mould problem.
MOLD IN SCHOOLS (6)
Classes restored at Brandywine Heights Elementary after mold shown the door: A funny thing happened Monday morning at Brandywine Heights Elementary School in Topton.
Elementary School Mold Worries Parents in Brick: Recent concerns about mold at a Brick Township elementary school are causing concerns from parents who fear about their children’s health.
Mold discovered at Isaac Bear Early College: Mold was discovered at Isaac Bear Early College by New Hanover County Schools maintenance crews during a routine check.
Brick parents call for shut down of Drum Point Elementary School during mold removal: Children are being put in harm’s way while the school district goes ahead with its plan to clean the mold-riddled Drum Point Elementary School building while school is open, parents claim.
Mold Spore Levels Now ‘Acceptable’ In Some Rooms of Contaminated Cheltenham School: Officials in the Cheltenham (Montgomery County) School District are still keeping a close eye on mold problems at Cedarbrook Middle School.
School district says Cedarbrook air quality remains ‘acceptable’: Cheltenham School District sent an update Thursday warning parents not to be spooked about mold at Cedarbrook Middle School.
MOLD IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS (2)
No closure planned yet for Chico’s Fire Station 5: Fire Station 5 will remain open at least until mold remediation work begins, Public Works Director Ruben Martinez said Friday.
City fights mold in Spring Hill fire stations: Mold has been found in Spring Hill’s other two fire stations after the city already removed mold from a third station this summer.
LEGAL ISSUES and MOLD (2)
Student sues UC Santa Cruz for toxic mold in housing: UC Santa Cruz graduate student Matthew Richert said he believes the toxic mold in his campus apartment caused his daughter’s severe respiratory problems.
Couple say home inspector missed mold problem: A couple are suing a home inspector and a real estate company after they allegedly discovered a mold problem in their newly purchased home.
MISC. (3)
Selling a Home with Mold: If your home has a mold problem, your best bet is probably to resolve the problem before selling the house if at all possible. Mold is most likely a Material Adverse Fact – something that would affect a buyer’s decision to buy the house or affect how much they would be willing to pay for it.
Food bags that can stop bread from going mouldy developed: Plastic bags that can stop bread and cheese from going mouldy after just a few days have been developed by scientists.
Check corn for mycotoxins: The recent cool, wet weather has created concerns about the growth of molds and mycotoxins in corn still out in the field. Depending on the type of mold, this could have a significant impact on pork producers, said Bob Thaler, SDSU Extension Swine Specialist.