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Mold Can Be Harmful to Your Health

Mold Exposure to molds can be harmful to your health — especially in children, whose defense systems are only partially formed. Our bodies come in contact with mold in three ways: by breathing mold spores that become airborne; by eating mold in food; and by touching...

Canada Mold Health Warning

After reviewing the latest studies, Environment Canada has issued new indoor-air quality-standards for mold (shown growing in the lab) in homes. Since mold and mildew problems tend to be worse during damp periods of spring and summer, heed the recommendations in the...

Mold in My Home

Mold in My Home How do I know if I have a mold or moisture problem? Mold or moisture problems may be visible or hidden. Visible areas could include surfaces in the building itself and items in the building. Examples of hidden problem areas include beneath wallpaper,...

Health Effects of Mold Exposure

What is mold and why is it growing indoors? Mold (and mildew) are common terms for fungi that can grow in damp locations in buildings, although molds are present everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Molds are important microorganisms because they help break down dead...

Mold and Tenant Rights

Mold and its associated health risks are a concern for renters everywhere. Tenants and landlords share responsibility for controlling mold to ensure healthy living conditions. Renters expect landlords to provide homes free of mold caused by leaky roofs and windows,...

Where to Report Mold Problems as a Tenant

Related Articles California is one of a handful of states that strictly regulates mold growth in rental properties. The presence of mold in your apartment or home can affect the indoor air quality, causing you to suffer from a range of harmful health effects from the...

Is a Landlord Responsible for Mold?

California was the first state in the country to pass a law dealing with toxic mold in residential rental property when the Toxic Mold Protection Act went into effect in 2001. The law establishes requirements for landlords when residential rental properties are...

Should a Renter Leave if Mold Is Found?

Mold is a type of microscopic fungi that thrives in moist conditions and grows on any organic material including wood, paper and fibers. Colonies of mold can cover a large area and are usually black, white, grey, brown or green. Not only does mold damage the surfaces...

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