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 15

Mold in the News: Issue 15
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.
Mould found at seniors centre: Breathing complaints at the Katrine Community Centre led to the discovery of mould in the seniors centre downstairs. Township of Armour Reeve Bob MacPhail explained that a few years ago there was a leak near one of the staircases and since then work was done, including extending the roof, however a recent discovery of mould caused concern with seniors using the facility.
Solving the mold problem: Steve Tilman estimates that he’s looked at more than 3,000 homes in his eight years as a licensed home inspector for HomeCheck Inspections in Winston-Salem. In many of those inspections, Tilman – a certified mold investigator and assessor and certified indoor-air-quality technician – was checking for mold. But Tilman discovered that his customers had difficulty finding reliable companies to solve the mold problem.
Parents Allege Mold in Middle Township Elementary No. 2 : Pink painted ceilings don’t seem to be able to contain the black stains seeping through from what appears to be a proliferation of mold in Elementary No. 2.
Tips for preventing, removing mold, mildew: Spring is officially here and Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities would like to remind residents that mold and mildew are common in this part of the country because of the warm and moist air that this season brings. Though mold and mildew spores are always in the air, the types that cause mildew need moisture and can only grow in certain temperatures and can commonly develop in Kansas.
Allergy season gets off to early start: Elizabeth Harris Krasnoff knows this spring is turning into a terrible allergy season.
Mold testing set for Middle school: A Pennsylvania firm is expected to conduct mold testing at Middle Township Elementary School No. 2 this weekend. A parent recently raised concerns over ceiling tile discoloration in the one classroom at elementary school, said Superintendent Michael Kopakowski. But Kopakowski did not want to say if mold is present. That’s why testing is being done, he said.
Video: Allergens target nearly half of people in the Ozarks: Treatment can be tricky. “The mold is a very bad thing in the Ozarks. But most people don’t talk about it that much because there is not that much we can do about it,” explained Lux. “There are molds that don’t grow in culture, so we don’t have them available for testing. So there’s a lot of people who suffer from mold in the Ozarks, but we don’t have an allergy test for it.
Military housing firm cites progress in mold abatement: Despite delays that Lincoln Military Housing blames on new state standards related to mold, the company has made marked progress in cleaning up hundreds of its houses across Hampton Roads, Lincoln officials said this week. But for several families who may sue over the issue, it’s too little, too late, according to their lawyer.

Mold in the News: Issue 14

Mold in the News: Issue 14
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.
FEATURED STORY: Video: Condo Association Accused Of Hiding Mold Problems From Tenants: A company managing condominiums and apartment rental units is being accused of exposing residents to potentially dangerous mold and not telling them about it. CBS 2′s Dave Savini investigates the conditions and a woman’s fight for justice. Sonia Alvarado’s home is sealed in plastic. To get a glimpse inside, she puts on a special protective mask and mentally braces herself.
Mold problem at DHS nearly gone: Responsibility for a mold problem at Demopolis High School lies with air conditioning maintenance and drainage according to a report presented to the board of education Monday night. Last week, representatives of Safety Environmental Laboratories and Consulting, Inc (SELC) conducted a Limited Indoor Environmental (Fungal/Mold) Assessment of Select Areas of Demopolis High School, which was requested due to concerns of fungal contamination at the school.
Mould and Your Health: Mould and Your Health Home is where the heart is – it’s where we spend time with family, friends and loved ones. Because we spend much of our time at home, home is also where our health is. That’s why it’s important to make sure that our homes are healthy environments. The steps to make your home a healthy environment may not all come as a surprise to you. But you may be surprised at just how much those little actions can help your health!
Court Rejects Teacher’s Suit Over Classroom Mold: A Virginia teacher who suffered sinusitis, bronchitis, and other ailments because of exposure to excessive mold in her classroom could not sue her school district on a constitutional claim that her bodily integrity had been violated, a federal appeals court has ruled.
More floods means more mould – and more respiratory problems?: We know that Australia is a country of droughts and flooding rains, but recently it has seen more rain than usual. By Dr Tom Jeavons and Professor Michael Abramson In the past five years there has been record rainfall and flooding in many towns and cities across eastern Australia. The floods themselves are dangerous, but there are also health hazards associated with the indoor dampness that follows, and more specifically the excessive mould this encourages.
Floods herald creeping problem of mould and growing health risks: The past five years have seen record rainfall and flooding in many towns and cities across eastern Australia. The floods themselves are dangerous, but so are the health hazards associated with the indoor dampness that follows and, more specifically, the excessive mould it encourages. A lot of indoor mould growth resulted from Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of homes in New Orleans in 2005.
First Nations students likely to lose school year: Most elementary school students in Pikangikum First Nation won’t be passing this year. They’ve lost 57 days of class time since December, when teachers left the community after mould was discovered in their homes. Repairs have been made and trailers brought in for alternative accommodations, but Principal Joanne Donnelly said teachers won’t be back until next week at the earliest. They’re still waiting for the results of air quality testing before returning. The delay will have consequences for students.
Province goes to war on scofflaw landlords: The provincial government has slapped notorious landlord Gurdyal Singh Sahota with a $115,000 penalty for failing to maintain a water-damaged Surrey apartment building despite several orders from the Residential Tenancy Branch. The penalty against Sahota, a wealthy landlord who has long been criticized for allowing his buildings to fall into disrepair, is the first administrative penalty under the Residential Tenancy Act.
Video: Mold forces elderly woman out of West Palm Beach condo: A 78-year-old Century Village resident says she complained about a leak in her unit years ago, but no one believed her until the problem got so bad she became sick and her entire kitchen had to be gutted.

Toxic Mold Sends Family To Motel For Two Years

Toxic Mold Sends Family To Motel For Two Years
Mold is a serious issue and a growing concern. Here is a story about the Churchman family whose home became mold infested soon after the 2009 ice storm.
Mold found in their home included Penicillium, Stachybotrys (black mold) and Aspergillus. The family has been advised to remove all belongings out of the house because mold is now covering everything. The family now lives in a motel and have to wear masks every time they go into the home because Aspergillus mold is making them sick.
This is a heart wrenching story. The video below gives you more details.
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