Mold in the News: Issue 18

Mold in the News: Issue 18
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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FEATURE STORY: How to win the mucky, yucky mold battle: Mold can damage our homes and our health. And getting rid of it is costly but crucial. We shared some tips from the people at Angie’s List on 9NEWS 8 a.m. Before you try to remove the mold, you should first figure out the source of the mold to prevent it from coming back.
Mould concentration confirmed at Labrador school: An independent study has confirmed high levels of mould throughout William Gillett Academy in Charlottetown, Labrador. Residents of Charlottetown want a new school to replace the current aging one. Pictured is water damage that closed the school in February. The 29-page report, detailing high concentration of black mould, comes more than a month after the school in the coastal Labrador community was shut down. Lisa Dempster is deputy mayor in Charlottetown and sits on the school council.
Angry Parents Walk Out of Meeting on School Mold | NBC New York: Frustrated parents at PS 17 and MS 577 in Brooklyn walked out of a meeting with school officials Monday night when they heard their children would have to stay in their building where mold has been discovered. Hundreds of parents from the pair of Williamsburg schools, housed in the same building, were gathered for the latest informational meeting on the mold problem. The most recent testing, done last week, revealed black mold inside seven classrooms.
A Push for Relocation After Mold Found at Brooklyn School
Brooklyn Parents Want Children Relocated From Mold Affected Middle School « CBS New York
Students, Families Upset Over Classes Held At Brooklyn School With Mold Problem –
Rage over school mold
Vinita Public Schools aims to fix mold issue with $6 million bond: For years black mold has presented a health concern for students at Vinita Public Schools. Now voters get their say over a $6 million bond that promises to clean up the problem. The bond doesn’t raise taxes and it impacts every school in the Vinita System. The building that benefits the most from the bond is Hall Hassel Elementary School. The entire front of the building, consisting of 12 classrooms, will be torn down and replaced with an 18,000 square foot wing.
ASTHMA- Find the Cause AND Treat The Symptoms: Asthma is an increased response of the airwaysto certain stimuli that are irritants/allergies or sensitivities to that person. This causes broncho-constriction, which means narrowing of the breathing passageways, which can lead to shortness of breath, wheezing or a chronic cough and in some cases can be life-threatening.
Spring Clean Up: Five Tips to Protect your Home: Spring is here and it is time for one of Canadians’ annual rituals: the spring cleanup. While raking the leaves and tidying the basement, take the time to perform some maintenance. There are plenty of things you can do to protect not only your home but also your possessions and the well-being of your family.
BARNETT: Reduce humidity to cut mold in home: A year ago last month we moved into an old rental house that had been remodeled. In the year we have had respiratory problems and can smell mold. It’s worse in the morning. The house has no kitchen vent, no bathroom vent and crawl space vents and only one vent for the attic. It also concerns me the gutters do not carry the rain away from the house. It pools up around the house and seeps in around the foundation. How do I argue this with the landlord? Or should we just move?
Hospital air alarm: mouldy unit fears | Perth Now: A mouldy airconditioning unit has been pumping air to intensive-care patients at a Perth hospital. And two other mouldy units, also at St John of God Hospital in Subiaco, have been circulating oxygen around its main entrance, a public cafeteria, nurses’ offices and a passageway.
Mold Cases Prove Persistent—Will Landlords Cough Up Cash for Little Black Spot Suits : A few weeks ago, Manhattan’s appellate court overturned an earlier decision blocking damage claims for health problems resulting from living in moldy buildings,The Journal reports—a decision that could result in a wave of personal injury lawsuits.

Mold in the News: Issue 4

Mold in the News: Issue 4
At Got Mold? our goal is to keep our followers aware of mold related news stories. Each day, we scour the internet looking for relevant information. Here are some stories we thought may interest you!
Mold remains a problem for people hit hard by Tropical Storm Lee: Nearly six months after Tropical Storm Lee soaked Central PA, people are still waking up to problems. We understand mold is a persistent pest for many flood victims. Mold is a pesky problem that may still be blossoming behind your back if you couldn’t take care of it immediately or turned a blind eye. Experts fear that as temperatures continue to climb and become more humid, the problem will only get worse.
Titusville police mold problem to cost city $600K: Titusville city leaders said a mold problem at the police department will now cost the city $600,000 to clean up. WFTV reported in October when officials discovered the mold at the headquarters on John Glenn Boulevard. There’s now mold in 42 rooms at the department. City leaders said peeling back the vinyl wallpaper at the Titusville police station was like peeling back an onion. Crews kept finding more mold and more problems.
Camp Allen takes action to get rid of mold in barracks: More mold problems have been reported; this time the complaints are coming from local bases. But the military is not shying away from the mold monster. Instead, they are trying to keep our troops safe from it. Complaints started surfacing in October about the mold and water damage on Camp Allen in Norfolk at the 1st fleet anti-terrorism security team building.
Does my House have Mold and What should I do?: Q. What is the difference between a mushroom, a toadstool, a mold, a mildew, and a fungus? A. They are all fungi (singular = fungus). The study of fungi is called mycology. Q. Where can I find fungi? A. Everywhere, including the Arctic, Antarctic, tropics, deserts, woodlands, oceans, lakes, streams, in the air, in the soil, and even on the soot in chimneys.
Video: Mould Invades Ottawa Home: Recent research suggests that mold can more than double the risk of respiratory illness in children. Please watch this video, there is great information here! Does your home have lots of humidity or visible mold, watch this video!
Video: Black Mold Covered by Wallpaper, This Will Gross You Out: From the outside, an apartment building on a north side commercial corridor looks unlike any other. But a look inside reveals shocking conditions. Shakeen Aslam, a tenant of the building at 2727 W. Devon Ave., said he stopping paying rent to the landlord because things were so deplorable; rotting ceilings, jerry-rigged and exposed wiring, and electric meters rusting from the water that had been leaking on them from above.
Health Care and Household Mold: Have you ever noticed a musty smell in your bathroom, closet, or other areas of the house, especially in areas near water? Mold: it’s as old as the Earth and it’s everywhere- inside homes and out. And under the right set of conditions, it can actually start to grow inside your house, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The NAHB reports that Mold is alive, but it is neither a plant nor an animal. Mold is a type of fungus.
Video: SNOKIST Recycles Black Toxic Moldy Apple Sauce 4 Children. Shocking!: Leeza Broome did what many parents do when her kids came down with upset stomachs in January – she fed them applesauce. A nurse recommended the applesauce diet. But the result was not good. “After that their diarrhea, both of them, got much worse,” said Broome.
Mold found in two Lake County fire stations: Mold has been found in two Lake County fire stations, an official said today. Firefighters will be moved into trailers in the parking lot when workers begin to eradicate the mold from a station in Astor and another in the Four Corners area, county spokeswoman Kelly LaFollette said. Cleanup is expected to take 50 working days.
Mold found at Port Barre High School: Significant water damage at Port Barre High School has caused a serious mold issue at the school’s library, science lab and a classroom, St. Landry Parish School System officials said this week. The problem first was spotted in the library, where books were so badly damaged by water that they had to be thrown out, system curriculum director Claudia Blanchard told the school board Building, Lands and Sites Committee on Monday.

Mold in the News: Issue 3

Mold in the News: Issue 3
At Got Mold? our goal is to keep our followers aware of mold related news stories. Each day, we scour the internet looking for relevant information. Here are some stories we thought may interest you!
Family’s mould hell: A couple whose infant daughter is suffering from a chronic cough say they have had to fight a 10-year battle to be moved from their mould-infested home. Sabrina and Danny Ebanks-Thornback say they have endured eight years in a damp housing association home – only to be moved into a second mouldy property.
Chelsea Hotel Mold Investigation in Atlantic City: CBS 3 I-Team went undercover, and beyond the glitzy lobby, beach views and swanky dining at the Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City, we found what appeared to be mold in a number of rooms: guest rooms, utility rooms, and storage rooms where we saw cots and cribs.
Return of the Mold Monster: Military Housing Sucks, Corrupt Government Contractor: NewsChannel 3’s investigation into mold in military housing is getting results for military families. Lincoln Military Housing is spending millions to try to solve the problems our exclusive investigation uncovered three months ago, hoping to make things right with their residents at home. But at the same time, the company is trying to get off the hook in the courtroom.
Mould in schools a concern for union, parents: The union representing elementary school teachers in Ontario say parents and school boards must be vigilant about the spread of mould in school buildings and portables. Peter Guiliani, the head of the Ottawa-Carleton local of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, said his union has complained about mould in Ottawa schools on behalf of both staff and students, and said parents should do the same.
Police union links mould to legionnaires: The WA Police Union believes continuing issues of mould at a station in the Pilbara may have contributed to an officer contracting Legionnaires disease. Both the Karratha and South Hedland police stations had severe mould problems last year. Some officers had to be relocated to nearby stations as a result.
44% of reserve homes in Canada have mould: Snaw’Naw’As Chief David Bob stands by the stoop of a faded two-storey home that has seen better days. The white paint is peeling off the door and the porch is sagging beneath its own weight. The dilapidated house was built more than two decades ago when homes weren’t constructed to withstand the wet coastal weather, and like others its age, it’s vulnerable to black mould. Mouldy reserve homes in Canada are amounting to a national crisis and First Nations in Nanoose and Nanaimo are not immune.