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  • Tips for preventing mold allergies

    Allergies affect millions of Americans across the country. Many of these allergy sufferers are allergic to mold, both from indoor and outdoor environments. Mold allergies can cause a host of symptoms for those with allergic reactions, not to mention it can also be a trigger for those suffering from asthma. These symptoms can include watery eyes, congestion, itchy nose, sneezing, coughing and even ...


  • Rapid Detection of Pathogens and Mold in

    Society has become acutely aware that infection-causing pathogens can be found in food, drinking water and the surrounding environment. Properly testing for pathogens is a very effective approach for preventing these infections. In spring and summer, E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Clostridium botulinum and Shigella are the common food borne bacterial pathogens. Helicobacter pylori and Enterovirus ...


  • Hotel Mold Problem Results in Arson

    In January a man staying at a hotel in Phoenix was accused of setting fire to his room.  The accused man is also the one who called 911 to report the fire.  Fortunately the fire was quickly extinguished before much damage was done.    When responding investigators arrived they questioned the man who had called to report the fire and quickly became suspicious.  The man ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Massachusetts schools facing mold problems

    Students and faculty at Carroll Elementary School in Peabody, Massachusetts have complained of ‘sick classrooms’ and the school is now subject to a state inspection. Despite the mold that has already been found the city’s health department has given the school the ‘all clear’.As teachers and children across the country begin the new school year an increasing number of them are discovering mold ...


  • 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

  • University of California Dorm Mold Concerns

    LA Testing offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to help identify microbial contaminants and prevent health problems. Pasadena, CA, August 24th, 2010 Earlier this summer KCRA reported that the Northern California Carpenters Union brought to light concerns about framing at a new dormitory at the University of California, Davis.  They claimed that mold ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • Asthma and the Link to Exposure to Mold and Bacteria

    A new study by European scientists has found that children who grow up on a farm appear to be less likely to develop asthma.  In February of this year it was reported in HealthDay News that, “The risk of asthma was reduced by as much as 51 percent for children living on farms, and researchers suspect that it's the diversity of exposure to different microbes that may offer protection ...


    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 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

  • 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.

  • 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 in California School Raises Concerns

    In February, theVentura County Starpublished an article about leaking roofs and health concerns over mold at Fillmore Middle School. The school, which is only a dozen years old, has been plagued with roof problems that have resulted in water damage to the school. According to the article, the situation has gotten worse and mold has been found in some areas. The article quotes Earl Davis, interim ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Mold in Illinois Apartment Results in Lawsuit

    According to an article published by The Madison St. Clair Record, a woman has filed a lawsuit against the owners of an apartment complex in Collinsville, Illinois.  The complaint was filed on February 7th in Madison County Circuit Court.   The woman reports that she developed lymph node health issues and problems with her neck and joints as a result of breathing poor ...


    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

  • Mold exposure results in social security disability benefits

    In a landmark case a woman has been granted disability benefits for mold-related injuries. The Social Security Administration judge in the case accepted expert medical testimony that linked physical and cognitive injuries to mold exposures. In February of 2007 the woman was temporarily sent to the U.S. Virgin Islands by her employer for a work assignment. The employer provided housing to 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

  • 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 Closes School Library in Santa Barbara

    LA Testing offers mold, bacteria and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for school districts to protect students and faculty across California. Pasadena, CA, December 14th, 2010 Last month it was reported that an elementary school in Santa Barbara, California closed its library due to concerns over visible mold growth.  Concerned parents have called ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

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