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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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Indoor Exposure to Elevated Levels of Mold in Puerto Rico Can Result in Health Concerns

    In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found that there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition.  The Centers for Disease Control and ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Mold Count Triples the Threshold Alert in Midwest

    According to NBC Chicago, an air quality alert has been issued in the Midwest after dangerous levels of mold were detected. Allergists in the area suggest that the high mold level could cause headaches, congestions, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, and fatigue in individuals exposed to the air. Reports state that the mold count on Monday August 6th reached 125,000, nearly triple the threshold ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Government Office Closed Due to Mold on Cayman Islands

    Earlier this month, the Cayman Compass published a report that one of the offices for Children and Family Services in the Cayman Islands has been closed due to mold problems.  The office, in Bodden Town, closed its doors on July 1st and its staff was relocated to another building until the Department of Environmental Health determines the office is safe once again for employees to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Illinois School Battles Mold Problems Once Again

    St. Charles School District 303 spent millions of dollars fixing a mold problem that came to light over a decade ago.  Recently, mold was discovered once again on the campus.  This time it was found during scheduled maintenance of the Norris Recreation Center which is connected to the St. Charles East High School.   The school district plans to seal off the area around the affected ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Mold at Military Housing Causes Concerns for Residents

    Last month, WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3 reported that forty military families have complained to them about mold problems at military housing in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  According to their report, they have received numerous inquiries from families that have had problems with mold on wet drywall, collapsing drywall and terrible musty mold odors. One family in particular had water damaged drywall ...


    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.

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