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  • High Mold Levels Reported Across the Chicago Area

    Earlier this month, Chicago’s WLS-TV reported that the area was experiencing extremely high mold counts in the outdoor air.  The report stated that a mold count of 60,000 had been recorded and warned area residents of potential allergic reactions and encouraged people to stay indoors in an air conditioned space.   Many people recognize that high levels of mold in the natural ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • ISHM Educates Workers about Elevated Mold Levels and Health Risks

    The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) promotes the advancement of safety and health management for workers across the globe.  They achieve this goal by offering the prestigious Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification and the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) designation.   One area of concern for many safety and health management professionals ...

  • Mold Counts at Record Highs in Chicago

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 provide indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for mold and other microbial contaminants to ensure building occupants have healthy air to breathe.   Last week’s mold count in Chicago was over 81,000 according to the Gottlieb Daily Allergy Count.  It was the highest of the season and of the past five years.  These ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • MMR Mold Stain Remover – Designed by Mold Remediation Experts

    Mold growing in a home or building is not only unsightly, but it can also be a true health concern for people who work or live in a contaminated environment.  Mold can cause a host of medical issues ranging from triggering asthma to causing allergies and even fungal infections in susceptible individuals.    The presence of mold indoors can also result in both structural damage and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Closes California Daycare Center

    This May, the College of the Sequoias closed the school’s daycare center after mold was found in up to seven areas throughout the building.  Parents were contacted to pick up their children after the building was evacuated.    Close to 100 children were impacted and are now being cared for in another building on the campus.  The mold was first discovered when an employee ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • Health Concerns due to Hidden Mold

    When someone walks into a home or building and notices a strong musty odor, this telltale clue may indicate there is microbial growth somewhere in the structure.  The building may have visible mold growth, but many times the mold may be growing out of sight.  In other circumstances, there may be little to no odor, but people are complaining of health issues following a known water ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Be on the Lookout for Hidden Mold in Homes & Buildings

    Problems due to mold can quickly become a problem in any building that has suffered water damage or has experienced high humidity levels.  People may suspect there is hidden mold in a structure if a building smells moldy, but they cannot see the source, or if they know there has been water damage and people are reporting health problems. Mold may be hidden in places such as ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Closes California Medical Center

    In October of last year, the Calavera Enterprise reported that the Valley Springs Medical Center was being temporarily closed due to an unexpected discovery of mold. The mold was not readily visible and was only discovered during routine repairs to the building.  The medical center, located in Valley Springs, California, made the decision when Aspergillus fungi were identified as part of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Mississippi River Flood Victims on the Lookout for Mold & Bacteria

    Cinnaminson, NJ, May 11st, 2011 Earlier this week, it was announced that the Mississippi River had crested around Memphis, while downstream many communities were still facing additional flooding.  The water levels in Memphis had not been observed since the 1930s and many low lying areas were heavily damaged by the flood waters. Further south, in Louisiana, it was reported that the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Sofscape 3rd Generation Tire Recycling Molding System

    Sofscape is taking the tire recycling industry to a whole new level with the introduction of its 3rd generation molding system.  The Sofscape patented molding line converts crumb rubber, produced from waste tires, into high quality rubber products in 25 seconds.   Sofscape Caribe doesn’t follow the traditional molding process that uses one set of ...


    By Sofscape Caribe Inc.

  • Indoor Mold Exposure Linked to Childhood Asthma

    Last year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published an article entitled, “Household Molds Linked to Childhood Asthma.”  The article discusses three species of mold that were more commonly found in homes of babies that would eventually develop asthma.   The article states, “More than 6 million children in the U.S. have asthma. Genes are known to play a role, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Ten Steps to Find Hidden Mold Infestation

    Often mold infestation problems are hidden inside the building materials of a home, condominium, apartment, office, or commercial building. To find hidden mold problems, use the following mold investigation steps, according to international mold expert Phillip Fry, author of the e-book Do-It-Best-Yourself Mold Inspection, Testing, Remediation, and Prevention. 1. Use do it yourself mold test kits ...


    By C.M.I.C.I.

  • Midwest Flood Victims Told to be on the Lookout for Mold

    Just last week, torrential rains inundated many parts of the Midwest. Extensive flooding has been reporting in many areas of Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, and Indiana.   In just Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn declared disaster areas in 44 counties and at least 6 rivers were at record levels. Many homes, businesses and schools in the impacted regions have experienced widespread flooding ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Discusses Health Effects due to Mold Exposure

    Repeated exposure to elevated levels of mold is recognized as potentially harmful to human health.  During the last decade, a great deal of media attention has focused on this fact that has helped to raise public awareness on the issue.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has also recognized this fact and developed an online course regarding mold in indoor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Allergy Causing Molds Identified with Home Test Kit

    Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. People suffer from allergies caused by everything from insects to certain types of foods. Of all those with this condition, some 40 million have indoor and outdoor allergies as their primary allergy.  These may be comprised of allergic triggers to grass, pollens, molds and other irritants.   For people who suffer month after month the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold in Indoor Environments Leads to Multiple Health Concerns

    It has been well documented that inhalation exposure to elevated levels of fungi in indoor environments can cause health effects in some people. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and, in some cases, potentially toxic substances known as mycotoxins. Some molds are also opportunistic pathogens that can lead to potentially deadly fungal infections such as aspergillosis.   Inhaling or touching ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Concerns have Hazelton Center’s Tenants on Edge

    Last month, The Standard Speaker reported that water leaks in the historic Hazelton Center in Hazelton, Pennsylvania have tenants of the building concerned.  According to the article there have been ongoing water leaks in the downtown building for a number of years, but more recently tenants have noticed possible mold growth and some employees of the building’s tenants have complained ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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