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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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Mid-Atlantic Schools Battle Mold and IAQ Concerns

    Last month, the York Daily News reported that the South Eastern School District in Pennsylvania was spending over $100,000 to remediate a mold problem at one of their middle schools.  Also last week, Maine’s Sun Journal published a story about a $1 million mold removal project at the Otisfield Community School.    Stories like these are a common occurrence at ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Apartment Living and Mold Issues in Puerto Rico

    Due to the high cost of living and numerous other factors, many people in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean choose to live in apartment complexes.  These properties range from low income apartments to luxury living accommodations.   Apartment complexes, as is the case with virtually any type of building, can suffer from mold growth due to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Forces Family from their Dream Home

    Last month, WBOC 16 published a story about mold contamination forcing a family to move out of their Maryland home.  The report discussed how high levels of indoor mold resulted in the family having to leave their dream home and move into an apartment.   According to the family, the previous seller knew of the problems.  Before purchasing the home the family hired a home inspector ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Forces Maryland Family from their Dream Home

    Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun reported about mold contamination forcing a family to move out of their Maryland home.  According to the news story, high levels of mold in the family’s home caused them to have to move out of their dream home and into an apartment.   The article reported that the family believes that the previous owners knew of the fungal ...

  • California Apartment Complex Residents Voice Mold Concerns

    Earlier this month, KTXL Fox 40 broadcast a report about health conditions and residents’ concerns over living conditions in their apartment complex in Marysville, California. Residents were interviewed and showed reporters broken air conditioners, insects, sewage backing up in bathtubs and mold growing through walls. According to the report, two pregnant women living in the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Could Mold in Your Home be Triggering Asthma Attacks?

    May is Asthma Awareness Month and last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published important information about asthma in America. According to the EPA, “The economic costs of asthma amounts to more than $56 billion per year from direct medical costs and indirect costs, such as missed school and work days.”   The staggering economic cost coincides with the fact ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • Tips to prevent mold growth from hurricanes and floods

    EMSL Analytical offers preventive tips and testing solutions for residential and commercial properties threatened by devastating floods and water damage. Powerful storms recently slammed several Midwestern States causing severe flooding and now Hurricane Bill threatens the East Coast with strong winds and torrential rains if it turns inland. All of this severe weather is certainly enough to make ...


  • Tips to Prevent Mold Growth after Hurricane Isaac

    Hurricane Isaac is predicted to strike the Gulf Coast of the United States late Tuesday or early Wednesday as a Category 2 hurricane with wind speeds up to 110 mph and torrential rains. The severe weather has many property owners in the area concerned about protecting their homes from water damage. There are many basic precautionary steps property owners and tenants can take to minimize 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 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.

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