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Flooding and Mold

Flooding and Mold The Toronto Star has an interesting article out today titled, Water is the New Fire, (https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/03/05/water-is-the-new-fire-says-the-insurance-bureau-of-canada-as-researchers-point-to-development-as-major-cause-of-basement-flooding.html), that discusses flooding and mold in a report that has recently been released by the City of Toronto working in conjunction with the Journal of Cleaner Production. The study titled, “Assessing urban areas vulnerability to pluvial…

The dangers of Vermiculite Insulation

      The dangers of vermiculite insulation… The dangers of vermiculite insulation are many, particularly asbestos impregnated vermiculite insulation. Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that has the unusual property of expanding into fish-hook shapes or worm-like accordion shaped pieces when heated. The expanded vermiculite is a light-weight, fire resistant, absorbent, and odorless material.…

Mold and Indoor Air Quality

Mold and Indoor Air Quality From a mold and indoor air quality perspective, it is now a well-accepted fact that both dead and live mold / mold spores negatively affect air quality (IAQ) and subsequently human health. Most people, being health conscious people or those suffering from the presence of mold in their homes these…

How do you define normal mold exposure.

How do you define normal mold exposure How do you define normal mold exposure? Over the lifespan of this blog we have attempted to provide you with definitive fact-based data as it relates to mold. We have discussed many of the significant health issues it poses when exposed on even a casual basis and presented a number…

What should I do if I smell of see mold in my house?

What Should I do if I smell or I see mold in my house?  It happens to more people than you may realise. They come home one day and they smell a musty or a damp odor in a certain area or, may smell something out of the ordinary. Some people may go into their…

What to do before, during and after a flood

What to do before, during and after a flood We are all seeing the impacts of flooding in the Brantford area play out on our TV’s and devices. We urge you to contact local response groups to volunteer your time in helping as the depth of the damage becomes more apparent as the waters recede…

The Impending Magnitudes of Breathing Mold

The Impending Magnitudes of Breathing Mold Should your home flood it could mean adverse health issues that unfold for years. The 2009 flood of the Red River, the super flood in the Province of Alberta and the City of Toronto in 2013 were health catastrophe’s that have unfolded publicly in slow motion. During the Alberta…

18 Important Mold Facts

18 Mold Related Facts you should be aware of     Primary Mold Fact #1: You have 24 to 48 Hours to address moisture in your home before mold starts to grow! Mold needs three things before it will start to grow in your home; Time: It needs 24 – 48 hours before it will…

Mold Removal Guidelines

MOLD REMOVAL GUIDELINES   INTRODUCTION We’ve provided an outline below that offers a brief history of how and when mold began to be taken seriously as a hazard to peoples health. We hope this will give you a sense of what types of issues you may see when facing a mold issue head on and some…

Mold – The New Asbestos?

IN CANADA, MANY PEOPLE HAVE BECOME SICK FROM EXPOSURE TO MOLD BUT DON’T THINK THAT MOLD IS THE ROOT CAUSE. WHY? HAS MOLD BECOME THE NEW “ASBESTOS” OF OUR DECADE? Education is one of the primary goals of Maple Leaf Mold. We believe that reaching out to inform consumers in Toronto and Southern Ontario about…

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