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  Easy do-it-yourself mold products & services at Mold Mart.
Use do-it-yourself mold test kits or the Scotch tape lift sampling technique [explained in the mold test kit section of Mold Mart] to test any visible mold growth so that you can send the mold test kits to a mold laboratory for analysis and mold species identification.
Also, use mold test kits to mold test the air of each room, attic, basement, crawl space, and the outward air flow [if electricity is on] from each heating/cooling duct register for the possible presence of elevated levels of airborne mold spores, in comparison to an outdoor mold control test.
Severe toxic mold contamination growth beneath the floor board in the cabinet under the kitchen sink.
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  Mold Resources | Mold | Indoor Air Quality | Air | US EPA
There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
Mold is covered in the IAQ Reference Guide under Appendix H - Mold and Moisture.
Mold and mildew are commonly found on the exterior wall surfaces of corner rooms in heating climate locations.
www.epa.gov /iaq/molds/moldresources.html   (3629 words)

  Mold - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Molds, or mould, are various fungi that cover surfaces in the form of fluffy mycelia and usually produce masses of spores (most commonly asexual spores but sometimes sexual).
Mold is often a problem in damp areas such as basements and bathrooms, and after floods.
Mold problems occur in air-tight homes more frequently in the warmer months (when humidity reaches high levels inside the house, and moisture is trapped), and occur in drafty homes more frequently in the colder months (when warm air escapes from the living area into unconditioned space, and condenses).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mold   (612 words)

 Toxic mold - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Molds are ubiquitous in nature, and mold spores are a common component of household dust.
For significant mold growth to occur, there must be a source of water and a substrate capable of sustaining the growth.
Since common building materials are capable of sustaining mold growth and mold spores are ubiquitous, mold growth in an indoor environment is typically related to an indoor water or moisture problem.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Toxic_mold   (690 words)

 III - Mold and the Insurance Industry
Mold contamination is covered under these policies only if it is the result of a covered peril.
But mold caused by water from excessive humidity, leaks, condensation or flooding is a maintenance issue for the property owner, like termite or mildew prevention, and is not covered by the policy.
As to mold in general, there are more than 100,000 species of mold of which at least 1,000 are common in the United States.
www.iii.org /media/hottopics/insurance/mold2   (674 words)

 Got Mold? Frequently Asked Questions About Mold
Neither animal or plant, molds are microscopic organisms that produce enzymes to digest organic matter and spores to reproduce.
Realistically, there is no way to rid all mold and mold spores from your home; the way to control mold growth is to control moisture.
Mold can also be found growing along walls where warm moist air condenses on cooler wall surfaces, such as inside cold exterior walls, behind dressers, headboards, and in closets where articles are stored against walls.
www.doh.wa.gov /ehp/ts/IAQ/Got_Mold.html   (1298 words)

The molds that we are most commonly concerned with reproduce through asexual means, forming what are called conidia, although they are often called "spores." Conidia are typically 5 to 50 m in diameter (Aspergillus fumigatus conidia are among the smallest, measuring about 2.5 m) and are very easily air borne.
Molds are everywhere and should not be viewed as a sudden "infection." The majority of fungal conidia in the indoor environmental come from the outdoors.
For wood walls you may be able to clean mold off by using a mixture of 4 to 6 tablespoons of washing soda or trisodium phosphate to a gallon of water.
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 Toxic Mold Testing ~ Kill Toxic Black Mold ~ Toxic Mold Pictures ~ Toxic Mold Syndrome ~ Black Mold ~ Black Toxic Mold ...
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 A Brief Guide to Mold in the Workplace
Molds are usually not a problem unless mold spores land on a damp spot and begin growing.
There are molds that grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods and insulation, while other molds feast on the everyday dust and dirt that gather in the moist regions of a building.
The purpose of mold remediation is to correct the moisture problem and to remove moldy and contaminated materials to prevent human exposure and further damage to building materials and furnishings.
www.osha.gov /dts/shib/shib101003.html   (6290 words)

 E H I B - c u r r e n t . t o p i c s
Spores and microscopic fragments of mold growth are a natural component of both outdoor and indoor air.
Concise information on molds in the environment: mold types, their possible human health effects, where molds are found and recommendations for decreasing indoor mold exposure.
CDC concludes that exposure to this or other molds was not proven to be associated with lung bleeding in these cases.
www.dhs.ca.gov /ps/deodc/ehib/EHIB2/topics/mold.html   (984 words)

 Mold: General Information: Basic Facts | CDC APRHB
Mold growth can be removed from hard surfaces with commercial products, soap and water, or a bleach solution of no more than 1 cup of bleach in 1 gallon of water.
Generally, it is not necessary to identify the species of mold growing in a residence, and CDC does not recommend routine sampling for molds.
If you are susceptible to mold and mold is seen or smelled, there is a potential health risk; therefore, no matter what type of mold is present, you should arrange for its removal.
www.cdc.gov /mold/faqs.htm   (1489 words)

 Mold, Moisture, and Your Home - The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
Mold can grow on or fill in the empty spaces and crevices of porous materials, so the mold may be difficult or impossible to remove completely.
The use of a chemical or biocide that kills organisms such as mold (chlorine bleach, for example) is not recommended as a routine practice during mold cleanup.
Dead mold may still cause allergic reactions in some people, so it is not enough to simply kill the mold, it must also be removed.
www.nachi.org /mold.htm   (1495 words)

 Mold in Homes: Environmental Health in Minnesota
Molds that are able to produce toxins are common.
The most practical way to find a mold problem is by using your eyes to look for mold growth and by using your nose to locate the source of a suspicious odor.
Mold often appears as discoloration, staining, or fuzzy growth on the surface of building materials or furnishings.
www.health.state.mn.us /divs/eh/indoorair/mold/index.html   (1705 words)

 Molds Information | Business.com
Supplier of custom-made insert molded parts and assemblies for all your precision molding needs.
Custom manufacturer of blow molded plastic products for the medical device, laboratory, healthcare, cosmetic, industrial and consumer goods markets.
Manufacturer of custom and large mold bases, offering gundrilling, 3-D machining and surface contouring for plastic injection and die cast industries.
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 Injection Molding Information | Business.com
Molds and parts from sketches, samples, or 3d CAD files.
Producer of feedstock for metal injection molding, consisting of a compounded blend of metal powders and organic binders for the production of metal parts; and provider of high-tech metal working research and development services and powder meta...
Group of companies providing zirconia powders, injection molded metal and ceramic parts, precision metal-formed parts, ceramic and tungsten carbide components, and welded tubing.
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 Certified Mold Inspectors, Certified Mold Contractors, & Certified Mold Testing
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Living or working in a mold infested area can easily cause serious health problems.
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(3) you get your property mold work done at a small fraction of the cost of hiring so-called "mold professionals" to do the mold necessary mold prevention, inspection, testing, and remediation.
Because of improper training and numerous shortcuts taken, the work of many professional mold remediators often leaves a property more mold-infested AFTER the "mold remediation" than before the supposed-remediation work was actually done!
Two other mold books that may also be of interest and great help to you are---
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The book is illustrated with dozens of color photographs of various mold species as seen under the microscope.
Learn the dept of the mold information provided to you in this book by reading the Table of Contents below.
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 Mold Information | Business.com
Mold Removal Service in the Fort Lauderdale Area.
Mold Inspection, Mold Remediation Licensed, Certified and Insured, BBB
Directory of national certified mold inspectors and certified mold contractors.
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 A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home | Mold | Indoor Air Quality | Air | US EPA
The publication, "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home", is available in HTML and PDF (PDF, 20 pp, 1.2MB About PDF) [EPA 402-K-02-003]
Should you like to use some of the photos used in this guide, higher quality print versions are available in the Mold Gallery.
EPA does not regulate mold or mold spores in indoor air.
www.epa.gov /iaq/molds/moldguide.html   (224 words)

Mold will grow and multiply under the right conditions, needing only sufficient moisture (e.g., in the form of very high humidity, condensation, or water from a leaking pipe, etc.), and organic material (e.g., ceiling tile, drywall, paper, or natural fiber carpet padding).
Mold growth may often appear as slightly furry, discolored, or slimy patches that increase in size as they grow.
Molds also produce a musty odor that may be the first indication of a problem.
www.health.state.ny.us /environmental/indoors/air/mold.htm   (1160 words)

Mold and mildew are generic terms that refer to various types of fungi, microorganisms that depend on other organisms for sustenance.
Mold might also develop in areas with poor air circulation or in areas where there is a lot of dust and dirt that might provide a food source for mold.
In the case of a large mold outbreak it may be impractical to move the items; in that case the area in which they are housed should be quarantined and sealed off from the rest of the building to the extent possible (remember that this includes shutting off air circulation from the affected area).
www.nedcc.org /plam3/tleaf39.htm   (3423 words)

Reported mold, water damage and moldy odors are associated with elevated levels of indoor fungi.
Some molds can be killed by cleaning with chlorine but Stachybotrys often has a germ mycelium buried deep inside the water damaged surface that may be inaccessible to chlorine.
Mold should not be ignored, but mold growth should not be treated as hazardous.
www.safeencasement.com /mold_timeline.htm   (8481 words)

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Molds are ubiquitous in the environment, and can be found almost anywhere samples are taken.
It is not known, however, what quantity of mold is acceptable in indoor environments with respect to health.
For these reasons, and because individuals have different sensitivities to molds, setting standards and guidelines for indoor mold exposure levels is difficult and may not be practical.
www.aiha.org /Content/Topics/mold   (658 words)

 Mold Related Health Risks
Mold is not just an ugly sight that can ruin clothing or furniture; it is a health hazard that can seriously contaminate the air you breathe.
Mold produces microscopic cells called "spores" that can be spread through air, water, or even on the bodies of insects.
Remember that all molds can be harmful to your health, especially in your home and especially to people with allergies.
www.moldunit.com /health-risks.html   (174 words)

 eMedicine - Mold Allergy : Article by Shih-Wen Huang, MD
Morbidity associated with mold allergy is high in pediatric patients because most children develop allergic symptoms after early exposure to indoor allergens such as mold spores.
Age: Mold allergy is prevalent in all age groups, and it may occur in young children secondary to indoor exposure to mold.
Molds are ubiquitous microorganisms; therefore, unless the prevalence of the offending fungi is known, eliciting a history of exposure leading to chronic allergic inflammation and development of disease is difficult.
www.emedicine.com /ped/topic1471.htm   (10903 words)

The mold was discovered after Hatley’s 7-year-old son was hospitalized and it was discovered that in addition to his pre-existing cystic fibrosis, he had Aspergillus mold spores in his lungs.
Consequently, when a mold claim is presented, it is necessary to carefully evaluate the exact nature and extent of the alleged losses and whether they qualify as “property damage” as defined in the policy.
Insureds may argue that the pollution exclusion does not apply to mold contamination claims because mold, as a living organism, is different from the type of substance described in liability policies’ definitions of pollution (i.e., “smoke, vapor, soot, fumes, acids, alkalis, chemicals and waste”).
www.mealeys.com /mold.html   (12648 words)

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