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  • Mold Contamination Forces Pasadena Family from their Home

    LA Testing offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to help property owners and tenants identify microbial contaminants and prevent health problems. Pasadena, CA, July 6th, 2010 Last month a publication in Pasadena, California reported on a family that had been forced to move out of their home after one of the family members became extremely ill due to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold Contamination Adds to Fresno Condo Complex’s Woes

    LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for homeowners and potential buyers to ensure properties are free of mold contamination and other potential indoor contaminants. Pasadena, CA, April 25th, 2011 Earlier this month KFSN-TV of Fresno, California reported on a condo complex that is facing foreclosure in Northwest Fresno.  The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold Contamination Forces Florida Elementary School to Close

    According to The Gainesville Sun, Starke Elementary School in Bradford County, Florida has been closed due to mold and fungus contaminations. The five hundred students who attend the school will be sent to alternate schools in the area or other locations until the issue is resolved. The school has reportedly experienced mold issues since it was built sixteen years ago. After ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold and Bacteria Contamination in Personal Care Product Prompts FDA Recall

    Westone Laboratories, Inc. has announced the recall of all sizes and packaging configurations of Oto-Ease® ear lubricant due to its potential contamination of pathogenic bacteria and mold. Oto-Ease is an ear lubricant used for easing the insertion of custom ear molds and hearing aids.  Although no injuries or illnesses have yet been reported, the recalled product could potentially cause ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold, Sewage Contamination, and Carbon Monoxide Pose Threat to Hurricane Sandy Victims

    According to ABC News, Hurricane Sandy victims may still face health risks although it has been over two weeks since the storm has passed. One major threat is mold. An estimated ten to twenty percent of the population is allergic to mold. However, even those who are not allergic are still at risk because mold spores typically irritate airways causing respiratory symptoms, asthma, and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Improve Indoor Air Quality by Identifying Areas of Mold Contamination

    Molds are found in virtually every environment, both indoors and outdoors. Although fungus and fungi are the more accurate scientific terms, "mold" and "mildew" are the non-technical names that are most commonly used to refer to any fungus that is found indoors.   Molds originate from the outdoors and are typically brought indoors through open doors and windows; by pets, and shoes and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New Yorkers Learn about Mold Contamination and Ways to Prevent It

    In almost any home or building that has suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels, mold contamination can occur that can directly impact the indoor air quality (IAQ). Over the past two decades, the public and healthcare providers have become much more aware of exposure risks to elevated levels of mold in homes, schools, and work environments.   In ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Contamination Threatens Billion Dollar Missile Defense System

    Earlier this month, it was reported that workers were battling mold contamination in the tunnels under Fort Greely in Alaska.  Six underground silos that house rockets used to shoot down enemy warheads are reported to be contaminated with mold.  The repairs are part of a $1.16 billion fix to the nation’s missile defense program. The mold growth occurred because water pipes in the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • St. Lucia Police Traffic Station Battles Mold Contamination and a Termite Infestation

    The island nation of Saint Lucia is perhaps best known for its beautiful beaches and stunning scenario, but even buildings in this popular Caribbean destination can encounter mold and termite problems. That is exactly what happened recently when the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Department of Environmental Health were contacted to investigate issues at the Police Traffic ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Connecticut Mold Testing Lab Warns of Potential Contaminations From Flooding

    Heavy rains and melting snow combined to cause major flooding in several parts of western Connecticut this past weekend.  A flood watch remained in effect for Rhode Island, central Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut, including New London and Windham counties until this morning. Many people have been evacuated from homes and businesses in some areas due to the flooding.  Tragically, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold contamination forcing California tax collecting agency to move

    The executive director of the California Board of Equalization has convinced state lawmakers to draft a bill that would authorize the agency to find a new place of business. The agency is currently housed in a 24-story building in Sacramento that has suffered from recurring leaks and mold contamination. Employees working day after day in buildings with high levels of mold can become sensitized. ...


  • Just Released New Jersey Mold Guidelines Supports Remediation of Mold Contaminated Properties

    Just last week, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJ DOH)) released a new document discussing guidelines for mold in residential properties. The document, entitled “Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents” provides 17 pages of important information and guidance.   The document discusses health risks associated with exposure to mold and the need for corrective actions if a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Summer Allergies in Puerto Rico due to Outdoor Pollen & Mold or Indoor Contaminants?

    Many Puerto Ricans have allergies and although many associate the condition with the spring season, allergies can be a problem any month of the year.  Summer allergies can be caused by seasonal outdoor culprits or due to the presence of indoor allergens.  Two of the most common causes of summer allergies are due to the presence of pollen and mold.  Just last week, the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Dry Ice Blasting Removes Mold and Other Microbial Contaminants

    Core, one of the most recognized providers of commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) services, utilizes dry ice remediation techniques to safely remove toxic mold from buildings. Today most people recognize that mold and bacteria can cause a host of health issues when found in buildings.  Floods, leaks, plumbing problems and elevated humidity can all cause microbial contaminates to grow in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • North Dakota facing chemical, mold and sewage contamination issues after flooding

    In what Fargo, North Dakota’s mayor called “uncharted territories” the city is bracing to battle the swollen Red River. Record and near record water levels on the river threaten countless residential properties and all types of commercial properties in North Dakota’s most populous city.As the waters crest and then recede over the next several days some property owners who venture back into their ...


  • Mold Test Kit Identifies Fusarium and other Fungal Contaminants

    Earlier this year, USA Today published an article about the high incidence of Fusarium that was found in a research study that tested sink drains in homes, businesses and institutions.    The article discussed these findings as a possible source of Fusarium infections in people.   Fusarium is a genus of fungi that is widely distributed in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Connecticut Mold Testing Laboratory Warns of Contaminations From Recent Flooding

    The heavy rains forced Meriden nursing home to evacuate early Sunday morning after water leaked onto an electrical panel as this latest N'easter ripped through the state of Connecticut causing flooding, downed trees and power outages. Gov. Jodi Rell has declared a state of emergency after touring damage caused by this weekends powerful storm.Flooding can cause the contamination of water with ...


  • Houston Mold Testing Laboratory is Ready to Help Area Residents Test for Mold and Other Contaminants from Hurricane Alex

    EMSL Analytical’s Houston laboratory has prepared their facility to rapidly respond to Texas residents who experience flooding and water damage by offering fast and affordable testing solutions. Cinnaminson, NJ, July 2nd, 2010 What was once Hurricane Alex is forecast to continue to drop large amounts of precipitation across parts of Texas and the Houston region.  Some ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • September is mold awareness month

    In 2008, the governors of Georgia, Michigan and several other states proclaimed September 2008 to be Indoor Mold Awareness Month. Earlier this year the Nevada State Legislature also designated September 2009 as National Indoor Toxic Mold Awareness Month. This special designation for September is meant to increase public awareness of how indoor molds can adversely affect human health. Since mold ...


  • Massachusetts Mold Testing Lab Warns of Potential Mold Growth From Flooding

    Heavy rains and melting snow combined to cause major flooding in several parts of western Massachusetts this past weekend as More than two and a half inches of rain fell over the last 24 hours in East Longmeadow.  Flooding was reported in locations across Western Massachusetts, including in Easthampton, where there was flooding on Fort Hill Road. Many people have been evacuated from homes ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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