Mold in the News: Issue 7

Mold in the News: Issue 7
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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Mold case can go forward: appeals court: An appeals court on Tuesday clarified a 2008 ruling, finding that it did not bar individuals from pursuing claims that they developed illnesses from toxic mold.
Get independent lab to test air before mold cleanup: Few things scare homeowners more than learning they have mold in their home. Mold is a common problem that could cause health risks and diminish your home’s value. Though most mold remediators are honest and reliable, some unscrupulous companies try to scare homeowners into spending thousands of dollars unnecessarily. One tactic these companies use is revealing results an air quality test the company conducts itself, which shows mold present in the home.
AK Department of Building: Mold and Water Problems: State Department of Labor employees in Juneau will move out of a building that has experienced mold and water infiltration problems. State procurement officer Vern Jones tells the Juneau Empire that the state has ended negotiations with Juneau 1 LLC, the owner of the building referred to locally as the “Plywood Palace.” Jones says the building owners wanted a 10-year commitment from the state.
UPDATE–Video: Edgewater Elementary plagued by mold: The Edgewater Elementary School has a mold problem, according to tests done by an outside contractor. Parents and teachers have been complaining the damp moldy building is making them sick.
Video: Cordova Middle School Parents Worried About Possible Mold At School: Parents worried about mold at Cordova Middle School want to know if a teacher’s death over the weekend is related to mold. The School system is not speculating on the cause of death, but testing samples from school as precaution. Silence and “don’t worry” remarks concern some parents. They want to know whether their children are in danger from what they think is mold inside the school.
Budget Waterproofing Encourages Homeowners to Conduct Spring Mold Inspection: With the warmer weather approaching, Budget Waterproofing recommends homeowners to examine their houses, especially basements, looking for the signs of mold. If not handled promptly, mold growth might escalate and present a serious health hazard. According to the recent CBS21 story, some areas of Pennsylvania and Maryland are still dealing with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee that hit the East Coast this past September.

Mold in the News: Issue 6

Mold in the News: Issue 6
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!
Please share this information so that we can continue to increase awareness of mold and mold related illnesses. Follow us on twitter because we tweet important mold news. Our facebook page is also full of mould news…please LIKE us. Our founder, James C. Watson, is donating $0.50 for every new LIKE we get to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Thanks for your support.
Grime and punishment: deluge victims still bailing out battered homes: There is a line scarring almost every building, post and fence along the northern and western outskirts of Bangkok. Brown, filthy and marinated in mould _ it jumps across highways and canals, staining walls, poles, pillars and fences, stretching across 30 of the capital’s districts. It is the water mark of last year’s floods, and often the only physical reminder of the fears continuing to reverberate throughout affected communities.
Tyrrell tackles the tough cleanups: Mold, meth, crime, trash and death is not exactly the motto for Triage BioClean Services, but it explains what kind of cleanup situations the company will handle. Bill Tyrrell started the business in January 2008 after witnessing a cleanup process at his place of employment. The Chicago native spent 19 years with FedEx, and the last 15 years managing the Mount Pleasant location. Tyrrell managed 28 people and 20 vans as the local FedEx made residential deliveries.
Bill tackles continuing mold issue: The start of Colleen McTeague’s final fall semester at West Virginia University didn’t go according to plan. When McTeague, a senior speech pathology and audiology major at WVU, arrived back at her McLane Avenue apartment in August, she and her two roommates were shocked to discover some kind of mold or mildew covering their belongings. “It was white on the back of our closet doors, our stuff was kind of green. It was just covering everything.
Report details mold problems at Edgewater Elementary: After multiple complaints about health concerns at Edgewater Elementary School, a contractor’s report has concluded that steam leaks and broken roof drain pipes caused the dampness and mold in the school But the school — whose condition has been the subject of parent protests — is not unsafe, according to Building Dynamics LLC, the Virginia firm that surveyed the structure.
Agape Center, Experts Help with Mold Removal: Many people in Columbia County continue to deal with damage from the September flood. One of the biggest problems for a homeowner in Orangeville is mold. Amber Johnson has what environmental experts call severe mold problems in her basement and in the adjoining apartment where her elderly father-in- law lives. With help from The Agape Center in Bloomsburg and a mold removal company, Johnson and her family are getting the help they need.