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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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.   ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 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 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

  • 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 ...


  • Mold Contamination Forces Pasadena Family from their Home

    LA Testing offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to help property owners and tenants identify microbial contaminants and prevent health problems. Pasadena, CA, July 6th, 2010 Last month a publication in Pasadena, California reported on a family that had been forced to move out of their home after one of the family members became extremely ill due to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold causes lung infections in Washington twins

    An article last week in the Peninsula Daily News described two seven month old twins who have been battling respiratory problems that “doctors say was contracted through exposure to black mold in a Port Townsend rental home.” The children have been at an area children’s hospital since last December.LA Testing, an affiliate of EMSL Analytical and a leading indoor air quality testing laboratory, ...


  • 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 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 Health Effects in Indoor Environments Exposed

    Last month, Chicago’s SouthtownStar published a report about a lawsuit that was recently filed by an Illinois woman.  The woman had worked at a medical facility where she claims her blood became infected with mold.  Her suit claims the facility was contaminated with mold due to water damage in the structure.  She is reportedly seeking $50,000 in damages and court costs. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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