Mold has closed a school in Ontario

Mold has closed a School in Ontario As we had previously discussed,  https://mapleleafmold.ca/mold-in-our-schools/ , mold continues to be a problem in our schools. Today, the Province of Ontario has announced that a school, (St. Mary’s school in Collingwood), has been affected and that the presence of mold has closed a school in Ontario.   Start date…

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Can I get a fungal infection from mold?

Can I get a fungal infection from mold? In short, yes you can. Aspergillosis is an infection caused by a type of mold (fungus). The illnesses resulting from aspergillosis infection usually affect the respiratory system, but their signs and severity vary greatly. The mold that triggers the illnesses, aspergillus, is everywhere — indoors and outdoors.…

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Condo mold

Do you have condo mold growing and maybe don’t know it? Many people who live in condo units don’t know they are exposing themselves to condo mold.  Chance are, the unit you live in has what is called a, “fan-coil unit”, (it usually sit flush in one of the walls of your condo). It is…

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Did you make the mistake of not having a home inspected for mold?

Did you make the mistake of not having a home inspected for mold? In today’s fast paced real estate market people sometimes make the mistake of not having a home inspected for mold.  Did you make the mistake of not having a home inspected for mold? Deals happen so fast and people sometimes cut corners…

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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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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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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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