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Mold Impact on Children

UNICEF: Clear the Air for Children   The sheer numbers of children affected (by indoor and outdoor pollution) are staggering. Based on satellite imagery, in the first analysis of its kind, this report shows that around the world today, 300 million children live in...

Cost of Mold Exposure

From a 2016 report on the economic costs of certain health issues caused by exposure to indoor dampness and mold in the U.S.   Valuing the Economic Costs of Allergic Rhinitis, Acute Bronchitis, and Asthma from Exposure to Indoor Dampness and Mold in the U.S.   This...

Building Dampness and Mold

In 2009, 9.9% of U.S. homes had water damage from exterior leakage, while 8.1% had water damage from interior leakage based on data from the American Housing Survey of the U.S. Census. However, the survey did not cover dampness or mold. There is otherwise no national...

Mold Prevalence in Student Housing

The impact of residential dampness or mold on respiratory health is well established but few studies have focused on university students. This study aims to: (a) describe the prevalence of exposure to residential dampness or mold in university students according to...

Air Cleaner Scams

Thousands of allergy sufferers have fallen for the great air cleaner scam. It's hard to believe that an air cleaner would actually pollute the air, but some of the most popular models do just that. The EcoQuest air cleaner, for instance, is supported by outlandish...

Mold Allergy

Overview If you have a mold allergy, your immune system overreacts when you breathe in mold spores. A mold allergy can make you cough, make your eyes itch and cause other symptoms that make you miserable. In some people, mold allergy is linked to asthma and exposure...

Mold Symptoms and Treatment

Mold Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Source: Getty Images Mold facts Mold is a type of fungus. Some types of mold are commonly known as mildew. Mold may live indoors or outdoors and thrives in damp,...

Contamination of HVAC Ducting

Cladosporium is widespread in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). Some species in which are responsible for the majority of fungal infections or allergy in humans. To assess the exposure risks of Cladosporium in HVAC to human health, the colony...

Toxi Mold Illness

The awareness of toxic mold’s effect on human health has increased dramatically over the past few years. But mold is only one of the many biotoxins found in water-damaged buildings, and the illness caused by exposure to these toxins is much more complex than most...

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