Mold – Recent News

Is anyone surprised that mold is tough to kill?

Is anyone surprised that mold is tough to kill?     Aspergillus Niger Astronauts on the International Space Station are in a constant battle against mold inside their living environment and it’s toughness is a real problem. Recently, a German microbiologist conducted a set of experiments whereby hard x-rays and heavy ions were focused on…

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Wet basements and mold

Wet basements and mold We’ve noticed a significant increase in demand for our services as they relate to wet basements and mold removal / restoration services due to higher rainfall levels and longer more intense storms this past year. The number of wet basement projects we addressed in 2019 almost doubled over the previous last…

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Mold in our Schools

Mold in our Schools…what can we do about it? As we begin to understand more about molds adverse health impacts we begin to truly understand how important it is to insure that mold in our schools is taken seriously. The most vulnerable in our society should not be exposed to mold…period. I’ve read numerous stories of…

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Climate Disruption and Mold

      Climate Disruption and mold…how can we adapt? Storm clouds are forming on the horizon that are troubling…the intensity and severity of storm systems are undergoing changes that have been directly linked to climate change. Storms will linger longer in areas and downpours will be more severe. Spring will be cooler and longer…

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Mold and Allergies

A Common Problem Mold and allergies have become a significant problem in today’s world…more so than at any other time. Mold is a fungus that comes in thousands of varieties and grows both outside and inside. In order to thrive, mold needs two things: water and warmth — and you certainly don’t have to endure…

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Asbestos in Talc

Asbestos in Talc – What Is Talc, Where Is It Used and Why Is Asbestos a Concern? Recently, the New York Times posted an article about asbestos in talc. Nearly 12,000 women have sued Johnson & Johnson, with most claiming the talc in its well-known product Johnson’s Baby Powder caused their ovarian cancer. They now…

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The latest mold stories in the news

As part of our ongoing efforts to bring you the most up to date information and the latest mold stories in the news we’ve launched a new weekly series today. Titled simply, Mold News this Week, we will be issuing the absolute latest and most up to date information on mold and mold contamination removal.…

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To prevent mold during the winter months

To prevent mold during the winter months use the following tips from Health Canada and the Environmental Protection Agency: To Prevent Mold: Moisture control is the key to mold control, so when water leaks or spills occur indoors — act quickly. If wet or damp materials or areas are dried 24 hours to 48 hours…

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Eliminate mold early to reduce costs and health risks

Mold: Catch it early and eliminate costs / health risks When it comes to mold you should eliminate mold early to reduce costs and health risks. And the best way to save money and eliminate a potential hazardous material from developing is to know what to look for before it happens. There are a number…

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Mold in your furnace system

Mold in your furnace System The CBC news article has come out with an interesting story about the potential dangers associated with mold in your furnace system, such as heat pumps and mold, (you can read the article here http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4559478) These days, with energy savings on everyone’s mind, a heat pump makes a lot of…

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