Mold in the News: Issue 11

Mold in the News: Issue 11
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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Halstead: ‘Mould making me ill’: A family say they don’t know where to turn after being told their windows will not be replaced for another three years despite pools of water appearing inside their house. Mum Lisa Scrimshaw, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, says her condition has been made worse because the house is so cold. She also said the family have been forced to buy electric heaters and blankets at their own expense to keep warm during the winter because the windows won’t close properly.
Safety of students priority after mould discovered in school, says government: Newfoundland and Labrador’s education minister is trying to quell concerns after mould was found in a small community’s only school. Clyde Jackman says the safety of students at William Gillett Academy in Charlottetown, along Labrador’s southeast coast, is a priority for the government. Jackman says preliminary results of testing carried out last week by an independent consultant found elevated levels of mould in some areas of the kindergarten to Grade 12 school.
Labrador town needs new school because of mould problem: A leaking, mouldy school in Charlottetown, Labrador, needs to be replaced, says MHA Yvonne Jones. Several tests have shown mould at William Gillette Academy despite some remediation measures, Jones stated in a news release. The school was closed three weeks ago after a leaky roof led to water-soaked ceiling tiles falling into classrooms. Since then, students and teachers have been using church basements as a temporary school.
Prevent mould in key areas of the home: Singapore has a climate of high humidity and creates the perfect conditions in which mould likes to grow. A key area of mould growth is the bathroom, not surprisingly because it is an area of the house that attracts condensation and water retention.
Waterford voters reject school upgrade prompted by mold problem: Township residents on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a $9.2 million plan to upgrade local schools in the wake of a mold infestation. Residents voted 738-369 to defeat the plan, which called for improvements to Waterford?s three elementary schools. Those schools closed for a week last fall due to mold problems, and district officials had said the project would address structural problems, such as leaky roofs, that had led to the infestation.
Mold causing health concerns in Hartford School: Numerous parents, the leader of the local teachers union, the director of the national group that supports the union are concerned for the safety of teachers and students at William Paca/Old Post Road elementary schools after new reports and photos of black mold and rust in the facilities have been revealed.
Video: Little Havana Apartment Residents Living With Mold: Carla Balladares has to wash her dishes with extra care because she can only use cold water. She says the owner of her Little Havana apartment building has failed to provide hot water since January. “It’s difficult when you have three children. You want them to have a house, a home,” she told CBS4’s Natalia Zea in Spanish with tears in her eyes. She says her six-year-old daughter keeps getting colds despite her attempts to give her a warm bath using water she heats up in the oven.
Lead, Mold Contaminate Honolulu Hale: A new report says mold and lead dust has been found in Honolulu Hale, raising health concerns for those who work and do business at City Hall. Indoor mold, the report notes, proliferates in moist or humid areas and can induce “allergic respiratory disease” for some individuals. Lead, meanwhile, is often found in paint flakes and poses more of a concern for children younger than 6 than for adults.
Blight fight: Ypsilanti Township targets 10 property owners with mold, mice and other code violations: Once again, Ypsilanti Township’s Board of Trustees approved staff and its legal department moving forward with court action against multiple property owners. At its March 12 meeting, the board unanimously approved staff to take legal action – if necessary – against 10 property owners, which is triple the usual load.
Spring cleaning efforts can lead to healthier lifestyles: Annual U.S. Prevalence Statistics for Chronic Diseases reports that allergies and asthma strike one out of five Americans each year, and though there is no cure for allergies, simple measures such as spring cleaning can greatly impact the physical and mental health of those living in a home. A sure sign of spring is increased pollen and mold counts, but bacteria, mold and haphazardly stored items throughout a home can negatively impact a person’s health as well, according to health experts.

Mold in the News: Issue 10

Mold in the News: Issue 10
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: Better Science Means More Toxic Mold Lawsuits: Toxic mold lawsuits have historically been met with speculation. Much of this was the result of the science — differing opinions on causation and whether visible mold automatically implies the presence of toxins. Some even went so far as to claim mold litigation was based on “junk science and hysteria.” However, a recent ruling from a New York appeals court suggests that prevailing opinions about mold science may have changed.
Mold Advocate Put In Jail: Earlier this week Sharon Kramer was jailed for telling the truth about mold and the negative health effects it can have.
VIDEO: Healthy Living: Early allergy season: If you suffer from allergies, doctors are recommending that their patients seek treatment a little earlier this year.
Mold The Hidden Perpetrator of Sinus Infections – Found in 96% of Mayo Study Participants: Nasal congestion is usually caused by infection or allergy, and is one of the most frequent medical complaints in the United States. A common belief is that nasal congestion or “stuffy nose” is due to a buildup of mucus. However, congestion is more often due to swelling of the nasal tissues, caused by inflamed blood vessels.
Clearing the air at school: In her letter, Bornstein called for the immediate firing of Superintendent Bella Wong and the district’s assistant superintendent, Salvatore Petralia, saying they had failed to fully pursue the state agency’s recommendations, which included making improvements to the ventilation system and installing a new drainage system at the school.
Is there something more to the black mold on the Rye Public Safety Building?: The Portsmouth Herald did the people a public service in publishing a recent article written by reporter Joey Cresta on the continuing problems with the Rye Public Safety Building (RPSB). The appearance of his article has re-ignited the concerns of many in Rye who thought this infamous debacle was old news, but has also generated new interest among those who were not here or otherwise not aware when the events of this dark continuing saga were being played out several years ago.
Ask Dr. John: Blood pressure, mold, cleansing diets: Every Wednesday morning, Dr. John Torres answers your questions on 9NEWS. If you would like to submit a question to Dr. John, email him at mornings@9news.com.
Tornado victim battled mold after belongings were soaked: When Joplin tornado survivor Susan Robinson, 44, woke up the last Sunday morning in February, she was short of breath and eventually passed out. It was the latest in a string of such episodes that each time resulted in a trip to Freeman Hospital West. The last attack was worse than the others. Robinson awoke the next morning on a ventilator in the intensive care unit. Robinson and her husband, Mark, at first suspected it was post-traumatic stress disorder.
Waterford seeks $9.2 million to upgrade schools: Township residents will vote Tuesday on a $9.2 million plan to upgrade local schools in the wake of a mold infestation. Among other improvements, the plan calls for new HVAC systems and controls at the district’s three elementary schools Atco, Thomas Richards and Waterford. The project also calls for new roofs at the Thomas Richards and Waterford schools, as well as asbestos abatement at Atco Elementary.
Lawmaker, families pleased with home repairs, mold an issue: Gone is the leaking, rotted ceiling over the bathtub and the toilet that was leveled with wooden shims. The squirrel-fouled attic crawl space has been cleaned out and patched up. The Quintela home in the Sandpiper Crescent Navy housing area in Virginia Beach, Va., is once again livable. It took a wave of negative publicity to get it fixed.
Mold forced officials to close the building
Around the house: ventilation to avoid mold or fungi

Mold in the News: Issue 5

Mold in the News: Issue 5
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 related news as we find it. Our facebook page is also full of mold related information…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.
$9.2 million plan to upgrade three schools that were closed by a mold infestation last fall: The school district has proposed a $9.2 million plan to upgrade three schools that were closed by a mold infestation last fall. The plan, which will go before local voters on March 13, is intended to address chronic problems that led to the mold problem, said Newin Schoener, the district’s superintendent. A mold cleanup shut the district’s elementary schools: Atco, Thomas Richards and Waterford for five days in October.
Tricks For Removing Mold: I have traces of mold across parts of my basement walls. What is the best way to kill and remove it, and then to prevent it from coming back? – Jeff B., Indianapolis Dear Jeff: Before you try to remove the mold, you should first figure out the source of the mold to prevent it from coming back. Highly rated mold remediators I’ve talked to over the years have all said the same thing: “You don’t have a mold problem. You have a moisture problem.”
Video: Walls crumbling from mould infestation on B.C. reserve: Residents of a First Nations reserve on northern Vancouver Island say that mould is eating away at their walls and destroying their homes. On Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw land near Port Hardy, community members say that nearly half of the homes are being degraded by mould. “This one has mould issues, and then this one has mould issues, and the next one has mould issues. We don’t have enough money to bring our houses up to code,” band manager Les Taylor told CTV News.
Mold Specialist in Passaic Teams with SEO Marketer to Guarantee Mold Removal in the Tri-State Area: Web users in the Tri-State region will soon have a shortcut to guaranteed mold removal. As part of an online push to boost its mold remediation business, Everest Environmental, LLC, has announced a recent partnership with leading Internet marketer Prospect Genius.
Public Housing Residents — One With Her Mold Brush — Sue the City: Sharon Davis-Knight shows off the toothbrush that she uses to clear away mold in the bathroom of her apartment in the Farragut Houses. She’s one of several tenants who sued the city on Thursday. Residents of a trio of Fort Greene housing projects — including one woman showing off the a toothbrush she uses to fight persistent mold — sued the city on Thursday, claiming that the Housing Authority is a “slumlord” that violates laws that mandate timely repairs.
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.
Common Toxins in Our Homes, Schools and Workplaces: The Global Indoor Health Network is releasing its position statement highlighting the main threats to human health hidden in our homes, schools and workplaces. It is time for our national and world leaders to develop a comprehensive health response. Henderson, NV, March 03, 2012 –(PR.com)– Today, the Global Indoor Health Network released its position statement titled “Common Toxins in our Homes, Schools and Workplaces.”
School District Saves Thousands of Dollars with Mold Screen Check: A recent Finnish Institute of Occupational Health study concluded that indoor dampness and mold shows “new evidence of the relation between workplace exposure to indoor molds and the development of asthma in adulthood.” Aspergillus sp., Penicillium sp., Fusarium sp., Stachybotrys sp., Alternaria sp.; the list goes on. These are the names of many pathogens and mycotoxins that have become household names in recent years that many business owners and homeowners are having to deal with each and everyday.
Recognizing Toxic Mold Symptoms: Detecting toxic mold symptoms is essential as mold has been resulting in severe medical problems in human beings. These toxic kinds of mold can really exist in moist conditions in the home or workplace with out us even knowing it. In the last 10 years, there was numerous accounts involving toxic molds causing serious and many times fatal outcomes for babies and sensitive individuals. The medical concerns of toxic mold range between rashes to respiratory system difficulties.