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Indoor Air Quality in the News

Mold? Leaky Roof? Obama Administration Says All Americans Must Have ‘Healthy Housing’ February 8, 2013 By Susan Jones Peeling lead paint is one of the hazards the Obama’s administration’s new “Advancing Healthy Homes” initiative seeks to remedy. (AP Photo)   (CNSNews.com) – Under the broad banner of “health,” the federal government not only is telling Americans [...]

Ten Basic Things Everyone Should Know About Mold

Ten Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Mold Some potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, sinusitis and other respiratory complaints. There is no feasible way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in an indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. If mold becomes a problem in [...]

Ice Dams – ‘Tis the Season

If you’ve lived in any cold climate region you’ve observed ice dams where melted snow refroze at the lower edge of roofs.  While admiring the classic beauty of icicle formations hanging off of roof eaves, most folks don’t see the harm of these ice bands forming until they begin to experience water flowing inside their own homes. Water oozing, dripping or actually running through the roof [...]

Black Mold in the News

(The point to be made by this story is that mold inside the human body, however it gets there, can be a HUGE & even DEADLY problem.) Unprecedented ‘black mold’ meningitis a challenge By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Associated Press – Fri, Oct 26, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — The black mold creeping into the spines of hundreds of people [...]

What are Mold Allergy Symptoms?

Like any allergy, mold allergy symptoms are triggered by an overly sensitive immune system response. When you inhale tiny, airborne mold spores, your body recognizes them as foreign invaders and develops allergy-causing antibodies to fight them. After the exposure has passed, you still produce antibodies that “remember” this invader, so that any later contact with [...]

Discovering Household Mold

You are likely to encounter many types of mold throughout your lifetime, and like rings on a tree, the type of mold you encounter can be directly linked to your stage of life.  Take the “college mold” for instance – you most likely discovered this on something in the back of the fridge once upon [...]