Mold in the News: Issue 100

Mold in the News: Issue 100
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 11 stories we thought may interest you!
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Province to address mould, structural problems at Invermay Health Centre: The province has announced it will spend $2.8 million to remove mould and fix structural problems at the Invermay Health Centre in east-central Saskatchewan. Long-term care residents and staff had to be relocated to other facilities in nearby communities after the issues were discovered in January. The Sunrise Health Region says the repairs are expected to be completed within six months.
Editorial: A shocking lack of urgency about school mould: When children in this province complain that they are sick of school, parents shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that their offspring are complaining about the curriculum. Chances are that the aging buildings in which they attend classes are literally making them ill, because they are breathing air contaminated by festering mould that has been found in an alarming number of Quebec schools of late. Over the past two years, no fewer than six schools under the aegis of the province’s largest school board, the Commission scolaire de Montréal, have had to be closed because mould contamination had reached a point where they were insupportably unhealthy environments.
Middleburg family says black mold, rats plauge their mobile home: Black mold, rats and exposed eaves are just a few of the problems plaguing a Middleburg family’s mobile home. The McGill family was their breaking point when they decided to called the On Your Side team for help. The home, tucked away on a quiet street in rural Middleburg, was supposed to be a dream starter home for the family. The McGills say that is no longer true because there are a myriad of problems both inside and out they want fixed.

Money for mold–CFCC leaders look for funds to fix problem: Administrators at Cape Fear Community College are asking their elected leaders for money. Workers found mold in the McLeod building on the downtown campus. The college’s president is asking the New Hanover County Commissioners for more than $300,000 to fix the problem. We’re told the growth was never a threat to students and some staff have been relocated to work in trailers.
Black mold in Mason County Jail cleaned up, inmates returned: Black mold discovered in the Mason County Jail cells and some offices has been cleaned up, according to the Ludington Daily News. The mold discovered in February has been cleaned from Mason County Jail cells since, and state prisoners who were moved from the cells after the mold was discovered are now being returned, the Daily News reports.
Landlord cited for violations at Jersey City building with raw sewage, mold, falling ceilings: Jersey City inspectors cited a landlord with more than a dozen violations when they visited a Greenville building where a resident says her family has been trying to have the building repaired for a decade. “I have to take care of children and they have to realize that all this can harm them,” said Pauline Roman, of 150 Pearsall Ave., who was in court in February pleading for a judge to order the building inspected and repairs be made. Health department, fire department and city code inspectors visited the building yesterday after Roman spoke at a City Council meeting and council members Rolando Lavarro and Viola Richardson told inspectors to take a look, an official said.
EGF PD building in need of repair, mold removal: The East Grand Forks police building is in need of repairs, including the removal of mold. Estimates to make the necessary repairs, including the roof, are at 400,000 dollars. The city council will take up the issue Tuesday night, and is expected to approve money for the project. Lieutenant Rod Hajicek say the aging building has a history of a leaky roof which is likely the cause of the mold issues.
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Knowledge essential for dealing with mold: When you walk into a room or enter your house after you’ve been away, do you smell a musty odor? Are there areas in your home that could have water leakage? Then, you might have a mold problem. “A musty odor is a good sign that mold is present in a home,” Jon Rapp said. Rapp is a project manager with PuroClean Emergency Restoration Services in Shillington.
Take control and mitigate mold growth in your home: Damp, dark areas of the home, such as an unfinished basement, can often be trouble spots for homeowners hoping to increase their living space. Left unfinished, these areas of the home can potentially suffer significant damage, be prone to flooding or develop mold. When it comes to home improvement, homeowners are wise to consider the affects of moisture and mold buildup and how they can be combated. Mold growth, usually a result of excess moisture, also can be detrimental to one’s health. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that mold can survive in almost any conditions, and can cause visual, respiratory and even skin problems. Mold growth can also contribute to poor indoor air quality.
Mould-Free Bread: University Of Alberta Researchers May Have Clue To Increase Shelf Life: Is there anything worse than when you carefully craft a sandwich, stack it high on your favourite bread, only to bite into it and taste a fuzzy, green patch of mould? Thanks to University of Alberta researchers, a mouth full of mouldy bread may soon be a thing of the past.
How to prevent smelly mold buildup in front-loading washers: Front-loading washers are tops at cleaning clothes and saving energy, but they can be magnets for mold—and its slimy stench—as water collects around the rubber door gasket. Just ask the 200,000 Ohio consumers whose action against Whirlpool was bounced back to an appeals court after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it didn’t meet the requirements of a class action suit. Whirlpool claimed the class action was inappropriate because the mold problem affected fewer than three percent of its washers. Fortunately, as our testers discovered at Consumer Reports, there are ways to solve a moldy washer problem without going to court.

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