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Solutions to Preventing Respiratory Illnesses due to Dampness in Homes and Buildings


Source: Cochrane & Associates, LLC, the innovators behind MMR mold stain remover and MPI antimicrobial, provides advice on preventing mold problems due to dampness.

Frankfort, IL, November 11th, 2013 -- Over the last two decades, there has been growing interest in the health effects of living in homes, attending school and working in damp buildings.  Almost any type of building can develop moisture and dampness problems from a number of different causes.


Building dampness problems frequently occur because of suboptimal design, construction and commissioning of new buildings.  Once constructed, buildings may also develop dampness problems from improper or insufficient maintenance or operational and weather related events. Excessive moisture can rapidly lead to the growth of mold indoors on building materials and furnishings.


“There are thousands of species of mold and many are commonly associated with dampness in indoor environments,” reports Chris Heller with, a leading supplier of mold prevention and remediation products.   “Different types of mold can adapt to various moisture conditions and begin to grow indoors when conditions are right. Building dampness and subsequent respiratory illnesses in some building occupants occurs in part from a lack of knowledge and understanding of the nature and severity of these problems among designers, builders, building owners, employers and the building occupants themselves.”


Human exposure to building dampness and mold has been associated with respiratory symptoms, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, rhinosinusitis, bronchitis and respiratory infections. Individuals with asthma or hypersensitivity pneumonitis may be at risk for progression to more severe disease if the relationship between illness and exposure to a damp building is not recognized and exposure continues.


To help educate people about issues related to dampness and mold in homes and buildings, has created a video about the topic that can be seen at:


When mold is found, MMR mold stain remover and MPI antimicrobial are the products of choice for mold remediation professionals from coast to coast.  MMR and MPI are versatile, easy to use and provide amazing results.  To learn more about these and other the tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) that can help to safely eliminate mold problems, please visit, email or call 708-441-7982.


About Mold Solutions &

Mold Solutions, owner of, is a Frankfort, IL, based company.  They manufacture MMR mold stain remover and MPI antimicrobial.  MMR is the world’s premier mold stain remover.  It is a commercial grade mold and mildew stain remover formulated to immediately eliminate mold and mildew stains present on wood and other hard surfaces. MPI is an EPA-registered antimicrobial, designed to inhibit the growth of damaging microbes such as bacteria, mold, mildew, fungus and algae.  It is ideal for treating surfaces following cleaning and/or after mold remediation activities. Through, Mold Solutions distributes MMR, MPI, personal protective equipment, spray equipment and other mold remediation products.   

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