How to beat toxic mold

How to beat toxic mold at home and in your life in ten easy steps We’ve been documenting, over the last number of months, a number of ways that mold can adversely affect your health. It can affect your physically and neurologically (we have a very good resource that outlines various medical reports and papers…

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Black Mold – The Movie

Routine Misdiagnosis The vast majority of people suffering from chronic respiratory infections are not aware that their problem is related to mold exposure. And unfortunately, their physicians are also unaware, making appropriate treatment impossible. All molds have the potential to cause ill health, depending on their type, whether or not they produce toxins, how long…

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Attic Mold

Attic Mold Almost every day we get a phone call from a homeowner who has an almost baffled tone in their voice, telling me that during the sale of their home an inspector flagged their attic space or basement for a “mold like substance.”  Usually the homeowner expresses the fact that they have lived in…

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Insurers are becoming concerned about mold claims

     Warmer, wetter weather contributing to more mold claims There has been a noticeable uptick in the amount of mold claims made by homeowners against insurance companies in Canada and in the United States. So much so that Insurance companies are becoming concerned that the claims amount of claims could overwhelm them and adversely affect…

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Should I remove mold myself?

What do we get asked the most? There are two questions that stand out among all the rest that we’ve received over the years and it’s about whether or not can I clean up the mold I see in my home and / or should I hire someone to do this for me. We understand…

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Mold Statistics

Mold Studies and Medical Reports We’ve attempted to centrally locate a number of studies and reports from the most respected universities, colleges and researchers across the world. We have not gone into depth in a number sub-genres, (including detailed pathogen / fungi characteristics documentation and indoor/outdoor air quality-related papers), however have provided a good cross-section…

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Shady Mold Company Methods

Our Hall of Shame Awards As we move forward into the New Year it’s good to know that the general public is becoming much more aware of the significant dangers of mold exposure. In order to meet this new demand we, as an industry, are also noting a significant increase in the number of companies…

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Mold Colours and what they mean

Mold colour and how to determine the danger level when exposed When defining or assigning a danger level to a mold growth in your home we typically refer to what we sample in the air as opposed to a colour. A colour can be a misleading indicator when defining a particular type of species, However,…

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Black Mold

So what is “toxic black mold”? There are thousands of species of mold, most good and some bad. One species, in particular, is known as “Toxic black mold”, and it can cause significant health problems. Toxic black mold, (or Stachybotrys chartarum), is a particular species of mold that can release spores as it feeds on organic…

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Secondary Health Effects of Mold

Secondary Effects of Mold Exposure In yesterday’s blog we discussed one of the primary health effects you and / or your family could contract through exposure to mold contamination in your home, (asthma). Today we would like to talk about some of the secondary health effects we are seeing as a result of exposure Upper/…

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