Mold in the News: Issue 157

Mold in the News: Issue 157
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 16 stories we thought may interest you!
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FEATURED STORIES (1)
Bank-Owned Homes Left Abandoned After Sandy Pose Health Threat: Dozens of bank-owned homes left to rot after Hurricane Sandy are posing a health hazard to neighbors — but a tangle of red tape is preventing locals from convincing anyone to clean up the burgeoning mold and vermin, residents and a local politician say.
MOLD and HEALTH (3)
The gross germs hiding in ice cubes: Bucknavage suggested that mould may be the biggest culprit of ice contamination. Mould is too often found in the ice machines of local restaurants, but can grow in home freezers as well.
Family says mold causing illness: There are strong suspicions that a mold problem is impacting the health of a nine month-old Little Rock girl.
Mold warning signs and allergy symptoms: You may not realize you have mold until there’s a problem. For Sterling Jones and his wife, falling paint was the first clear sign.
MOLD IN SCHOOLS (4)
No concrete plan years after mould shuttered schools: St-Gérard school students Julia Myles and Shanti Proulx had questions for Montreal mayor Denis Coderre Monday, June 16, 2014 at Montreal city hall regarding mould at their school which has been closed for 2 years.
Parents, Activists Again Push For Removal Of Deteriorating School Trailers At P.S. 48: They’re concerned about the conditions, citing a flood which created a mold problem and a broken bathroom. They say the trailers have been plagued by “mold, mildew, leaking roofs, thin walls and vermin in the crawl space between the bottom of the trailers and the cement playground.”
Corinth Secondary to be closed for demolition of mold infested wing: The Corinth Secondary School will be closed for over a week to allow for the complete demolition of a mold and termite infested wing on the school compound.
Webber International University Receives Complaints of Mold in Dorms: The Florida Department of Health recently inspected a dormitory at Webber International University after receiving complaints of mold.
MOLD IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS (5)
Mold, asbestos removed from old Kennett police department: Mold and asbestos has been removed from the old Kennett Police Department, according to Captain Tim Trowbridge.
Warren County renters encounter roaches, mold, mushrooms: Mold in the cabinets, roach infestations and even mushrooms growing in the floor. Those are just some of the problems tenants in Warren County say they’re dealing with inside their homes. And they say their landlord won’t fix the problems or return their deposits.
Red Hook Houses Tenants Say Mold, Water Damage Plaguing Complex: Terry Howard recently got out of bed and stepped into a pool of water that had collected on her floor. The single mother couldn’t hold back her tears.
St. Charles Co. residents tired of mold: Some residents in the Westchester Village Apartments in O’Fallon are very upset with the staff’s response to the flooding in their buildings. Vito Orlando says his apartment smells of mold and he had to stay at his mother’s house to get a good night’s sleep. Another resident is passing out letters to other tenants encouraging them to call the city’s building inspector to get the place properly cleaned up in a timely fashion.
Mount Pleasant fire hall remains closed for mold: Mount Pleasant firefighters won’t be allowed in their fire hall for several more months.
MISC. (3)
Air conditioning: The same mold story?: More and more, residents of the Northeast are learning what those in warmer states have learned over time – air conditioning makes life more comfortable but also adds an element of risk from mold. For that small percentage of people who are hyper-sensitive to mold spores, prevention can mean fewer doctor bills and greater comfort. With warm weather upon us, it makes sense to look carefully at your air conditioners to be sure they are clean and running efficiently.
Kane County Moves Morgue To DuPage After Mold is Found: Kane County will relocate autopsy operations to DuPage County coroner’s office after black mold was discovered at Geneva facility.
HUD: $70 Million Available for Tribes to Improve Housing, Address Mold Removal: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today $70 million in funding available during Fiscal Year 2014 to tribal communities across the nation to improve housing conditions and stimulate community development for low and moderate income families. The grants are available through HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for a wide variety of community development and affordable housing activities. Read HUD’s ICDBG Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).