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Dust Mites

  Dust mites are tiny microscopic relatives of the spider and live on mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, carpets and curtains. These tiny creatures feed on the flakes of skin that people and pets shed daily and they thrive in warm and humid environments. No...

Mold Exposure and Health

Introduction Molds are microscopic organisms that play an important role in the breakdown of plant and animal matter. Outdoors, molds can be found in shady, damp areas, or places where leaves or other vegetation is decomposing. Indoor molds can grow on virtually any...

Mold Testing ?

Mold Testing or Sampling According to the EPA: In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary. Since no EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores, sampling cannot be used to check a building's compliance with federal...

ERMI Mold Test Research

Comparison of Mold Populations in Water-Damaged Homes in Australia and the United States   Abstract The goal of this study was to examine whether the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) scale created for United States (U.S.) homes was applicable in the...

Allergen Exposures in US Households

, Background Bedroom allergen exposures contribute to allergic disease morbidity because people spend considerable time in bedrooms, where they come into close contact with allergen reservoirs. Objective We investigated participant and housing characteristics,...

Mold contamination in sea salts

Mold contamination in sea salts could potentially spoil food Source: Cornell University Summary: Research from mycologists reveals varying levels of mold contamination in commercial sea salts. Among those molds were important food spoilage molds like Aspergillus and...

Ten Things You Should Know about Mold

Ten Things You Should Know about Mold Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment;...