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!
Please share this information so that we can continue to increase awareness of mould and mould related illnesses. Follow us on twitter because we tweet important mould 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.
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 – NY1.com
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 16

Mold in the News: Issue 16
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!
Please share this information so that we can continue to increase awareness of mould and mould related illnesses. Follow us on twitter because we tweet important mould 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.
FEATURE STORY: The Argument Against Biocides: Why We Don’t Need to Kill Mold: We fix sick homes. Every day, people with asthma, allergies, sinus problems – and a plethora of other sometimes seemingly unrelated maladies – suspect something in their home might be at the root of their woes and call upon us to do the sleuth work. More often than not, when we find a mold problem and it gets corrected, people begin to see improvements in their health and quality of life, sometimes dramatic improvements.
Mold Forces Salisbury Family Out of Newly-Purchased Home: It is the “American dream” to own a home. For the Widdowson family of Salisbury, that dream turned into a nightmare. Shortly after moving in, the family says the home turned out to be unlivable due to being full of mold.
Video: Parents Meet With Education Officials Over School Building Health Concerns
Video: Parents of Brooklyn Students Demand Answers in Mold Problem
Video: Williamsburg Parents Claim Local School Building Has Mold Problem
Parents at a Brooklyn school building demanded answers from education officials at a meeting Monday about construction conditions they say are creating health hazards for their children. About 500 students, parents and teachers met with Department of Education officials inside the building that houses PS 17 and MS 577 in Williamsburg, which is undergoing a massive construction. Parents said that construction, mixed with water damage, has made the environment unbearable.
Video: Middle School of the Kennebunks mold-free: In a letter to parents, RSU 21 Superintendent Andrew Dolloff said the Middle School of the Kennebunks is free of mold. The $16 million building opened in 2002. It has had leaks and mold problems since then. Staff and teachers met earlier this month about the building. They said it is making them sick. Dolloff said a mold-sniffing dog detected some mold in the building, but none in the wall cavities, ceiling or walls.
Video: Superintendent Squashes Growing Mold Concerns At Quidnessett : A leaky roof at a North Kingstown elementary school has parents concerned over the potential for mold.
Video: Woman finds moldy substance on Kotex Tampon
Don’t Worry, That’s Just Bread Mold On Your Tampon
The black spots were hard to miss. They were covering a tampon discovered by Danielle Parr on Tuesday morning. “When I went to look, I saw some discoloration,” she said. “It looks like mold to me.” The tainted tampon came from a box of Kotex purchased at a Saginaw grocery store three weeks ago. Parr was so disgusted with what she found, she checked the rest of the contents.
Fungus warrior offers free home inspections: Fungus Fighters won’t have a prominent spot at this weekend’s annual health fair at the Lincoln Park District, but business owner Dave Edwards is hoping attendees take advantage of his services. Edwards will participate in the health fair — not by manning his company’s booth but he’ll be with the local chapter of the Asthma Coalition, headed by Mallory Ramos of the Logan County Department of Public Health.
How old is your Mold?: Can the age of mold be determined? There is no real scientific way or test to determine the age of mold…..a competent inspection can lead you to some probable conclusions. Mycologists indicate and my field experience confirms that fungal growth can occur in a building over a broad surface and quite rapidly, in as short a time as 2-3 days in some conditions and they add that it is not very reliable to guess at the “age” of a given mold colony.