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  • FEMA Officials on the Lookout for Mold in Illinois

    Last week teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) arrived in Southern Illinois to begin a preliminary assessment of damage to homes and businesses from the recent flooding.  Many of these soaked structures already have visible mold growth that has area residents concerned.   According to an Illinois Department of Public Health Fact Sheet, “As molds grow, spores ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Northeast Flooding Will Cause Mold Problems For Many

    The Northeast will not only be facing flooding caused by hurricane Irene, but also potential mold problems.  The Northeast already had flash flooding a little over a week ago that brought rising water tables to many areas.  The floods from hurricane Irene will only cause more wet, musty and flooded basements throughout the northeast. "Mold will begin to grow in as little as 24-48 hours ...

  • Mold, Asbestos and Lead Concerns in Foreclosed Properties

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide environmental assessments for lenders and buyers of residential and commercial properties across Chicago and Northern Illinois.  A recent report from RealtyTrac showed that 154 out of 206 metropolitan areas with a population of at least 200,000 had an annual increase in foreclosure activity from January through June.  On ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New Mold Fact Sheet Released to the Public

    Recently, technical committee members from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) released an informational document entitled, “Facts about Mold”.  The document addresses a number of issues regarding mold and specifically mold in indoor environments.   According to the document, “The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mycotoxins and Mold Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses mycotoxins produced by some types of mold.   A mycotoxin is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by some fungi, also commonly referred to as mold.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Turns Illinois Family’s Dream into a Nightmare

    Last month it was reported in The Telegraph that a family’s dream of purchasing their first home turned into a mold nightmare.  The article describes the Farris family that purchased the home last year in Bethalto, Illinois.  According to the article, “After a series of oversights, the Farrises now say they own a house that they cannot live in; have a First Time Home Buyers ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Ike’s Destruction Leaves Behind Mold and Bacteria

    The remnants of Hurricane Ike moved into the Midwest and Canada early Monday after the storm left a trail of destruction from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes. Flooding caused by Hurricane Ike has left an environmental nightmare for home and business owners in Texas, Louisiana and the Midwest. Wind, storm surge and torrential rainfall caused major damage across the region. And while floodwaters ...


    By Pure Air Control Services

  • After the deluge of flooding the politics of toxic mold

    For days now, a swollen Mississippi River has menacingly roamed far from its banks, devouring large swatches of picturesque river towns and some of the Midwest's best farmlands. While countless news organizations chronicle both the courage of those fighting 'Big Muddy's' assault and the anguish of those wounded by it, another battle is about to begin. This battle will go all but unseen, for the ...

  • White Paper Discusses the Use of Mold Stain Removers and New York’s Mold Licensing Laws

    On January 1st, New York State’s Department of Labor began enforcing Article 32 of the agency’s new Mold Program. It establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaged in mold assessment and remediation. Within the mold remediation industry, this has resulted in a litany of questions about the products and chemicals that can ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K’s Atlanta Mold Lab Now AIHA-LAP, LLC Accredited for Mold Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced today the accreditation of its Atlanta, Georgia laboratory by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP, LLC) for mold analysis (EMLAP #221504). Clients can now send spore trap samples for mold ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Releases Zip Code-Based Mold Lab Report for Mold Testing in Nevada

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces the release of the MoldRANGE Local Climate report for clients in Nevada. Now EMLab P&K’s patent-pending, zip code-based MoldRANGE Local Climate report is available across the entire contiguous United States. The mold laboratory ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Licensed Mold Assessors Provide New York Residents with Peace of Mind

    Recently, New York State’s Department of Labor began enforcing Article 32 of the agency’s new Mold Program. It establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaged in mold inspections, assessments, and remediation. The purpose of the new regulation is to ensure the safety of the general public by allowing only licensed professionals to ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Environmental Expert Offers Advice to Orlando Residents Living with Mold

    Earlier this month, WFTV broadcast a report about residents of the Catalina Isles Condominiums in Orlando dealing with mold contamination issues in their homes.  This was the second time in as many years that the station highlighted problems faced by residents of the complex.   According to the report, when the issues first came to light two years ago the city found hundreds of code ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Recent rains in California prompt environmentalist to offer tips on identifying, battling mold

    Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2009 -- Mark Levy, a Los Angeles and Southern California certified indoor environmentalist specializing in mold related issues, says that this is the most important time to pay attention to water intrusion issues. With the recent rains covering the Southern California area, leaks are not the only concern. In an area that is not used to high levels of rain, what ...


    By PRWeb

  • Texas IAQ Professionals Share Information about Mold Exposure and Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

    When a home or building suffers a water incursion or high humidity levels, mold can quickly begin to grow and impact the indoor air quality (IAQ). When this occurs it can create an indoor environment with elevated levels of microbial contaminants in the air that people breathe.   Elevated levels of mold can cause allergies, trigger asthma and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Humid Conditions at Texas Library Results in Costly Mold Issues

    Earlier this month, the Waco Tribune-Herald published an article about indoor environmental issues taking place at the West Waco Library.  According to the article, a lack of humidity control in a section of the building has resulted in the growth of mold on over 22,000 items in the genealogy department.  A company has been hired to remediate the mold, which will result in the closure ...

  • University in Texas Moves Classes Due to Concerns over Asbestos and Mold

    Earlier this month, The Houstonian reported that a building at Sam Houston State University was recently found to contain mold and asbestos.  According to the article, classes were moved from Academic Building III after complaints of mold resulted in an investigation that discovered it was indeed present in the building.  In order to remove the mold that was found in some walls, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold & Disrepair at Condos and Co-Ops Can Stop Loans

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide mold and environmental assessments for homeowner and community associations across Chicago and Northern Illinois. A few weeks ago the Chicago Tribune posted an article entitled, “Take Proactive Steps to Help Seal the Deal on Loans”.   The article discussed the difficulties that property owners in some buildings ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • MMR Mold Stain Remover Tested by Leading Accredited Laboratory

    Several months ago, the manufacturer of MMR mold stain remover had their product put under the microscope.  Mold Solutions’ FastMoldRemoval.com subjected MMR mold stain remover to extensive laboratory tests that were conducted by Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc.   The purpose for the testing was to determine the effectiveness of MMR.  Three different types of fungi ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Texas Residents with Immune System Deficiencies Cautioned to be on the Lookout for Indoor Mold

    Last week, Governor Gregg Abbott added dozens of counties to his emergency declaration due to flooding and heavy rains across Texas.  Countless homes and buildings have been damaged or destroyed by floodwaters and many others have suffered water damage due to leaking exteriors.   All of this moisture has residents on the lookout for mold growth in their ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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