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  • 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 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 ...


  • Is it Sewer Gas or Mold Causing the Odors – Air Quality Testing Will Provide the Answer

    EMSL Analytical offers testing solutions to help pinpoint the source of unpleasant odors.   ...


  • Molds that May Produce Mycotoxins Identified with Home Test Kit

    Many types of mold commonly found growing in wet and damp indoor environments are capable of producing microbial toxins known as mycotoxins.  A mycotoxin is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by some types of fungi.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “More than 200 mycotoxins have been identified from common molds, and many more remain to be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • LA Testing Educates California Residents about the Hazards of Breathing Mold

    Mold is a natural part of the environment and can be found all around us. Having mold growing indoors and exposing people to high levels in the air they breathe can however, lead to serious health concerns. Inhalation exposure to mold indoors can cause health effects in some people. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and, in some cases, toxic substances known as mycotoxins. Inhaling ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Jersey mold testing laboratory helps area residents

    Just the other week the Fox News channel in Philadelphia reported on a South Jersey woman’s battle with a perplexing illness. Ordinary household odors were making the young woman sick and even caused her to be hospitalized in the past. Her condition deteriorated to the point that she began living in a tent in her parent’s backyard.After years of searching for the cause of her illness a doctor in ...


  • Aspergillus and other Fungal Pathogens Identified by Mold Test Kit

    As much of the country has suffered from a prolonged drought, farmers are being warned to be on the lookout for a fungus known as Aspergillus.  Some species of the fungus can produce a fungal toxin called aflatoxin.  Aflatoxin is a potent carcinogen which may be more prevalent this year due to the extreme growing conditions.   This fungus is not only a concern for ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K Launches MoldRANGE Climate Report for Mold Testing in California

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced the launch of the MoldRANGE California Climate report. EMLab P&K is the only mold laboratory that offers a scientifically developed tool to help IAQ professionals with their work by providing better insights for outdoor mold spore levels in California based ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Texas Residents with Immune System Deficiencies Cautioned to be on the Lookout for Indoor Mold

    Last week, Governor Gregg Abbott added dozens of counties to his emergency declaration due to flooding and heavy rains across Texas.  Countless homes and buildings have been damaged or destroyed by floodwaters and many others have suffered water damage due to leaking exteriors.   All of this moisture has residents on the lookout for mold growth in their ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Nevada residents concerned about mold at senior center

    Last month KTNV, the local ABC affiliate in Las Vegas, did an investigative report into a popular public senior center that has been closed for over a year. The senior center’s indoor pool was a place for area seniors to recuperate after injuries and surgeries, as well as to keep fit. The senior center had been shut down several times in the past four years since it was built, but never for this ...


  • 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 Causes Escondido Fire Station to Shut Down

    LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to help municipalities and property owners keep building occupants safe. Pasadena, CA, June 21st, 2010 Last month the city of Escondido, California closed fire station #4 and relocated its fire crew to another station in the city.  The events were prompted by an outbreak of mold in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold Discovered in New Jersey Primary School

    According to The Upper Township Gazette, mold has been discovered in ceiling tiles throughout Upper Township Primary School in Marmora, NJ. The mold was discovered by the school’s custodial staff and administration during a preliminary inspection to ensure the building was ready for the school year. The mold was found throughout the entire building, but there were large ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 Test Kit Identifies Penicillium and other Fungal Contaminants in Homes, Offices and Schools

    Many people recognize that a type of fungus, known as Penicillium, can produce the antibiotic known as penicillin.  This wonder drug has been responsible for saving countless lives beginning in the 20th century through today.   Far fewer people recognize that Penicillium is also one of the most common fungal contaminants found in buildings that have suffered ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Funds raised for resident suffering from mold exposure

    Over the last several weeks regional and national media outlets have reported on a woman’s battle with a perplexing illness. Ordinary household odors were making the young woman sick and even caused her to be hospitalized in the past. Her condition deteriorated to the point that she began living in a tent in her parent’s backyard.On September 29th area residents gathered at the American Legion ...


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