Mold – Recent News

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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