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Fungus Super Bug

A drug-resistant superbug fungus has sickened nearly 600 people across the United States in recent years, including more than 300 patients in New York State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Candida auris, which preys on people with weakened...

Toxic Mold

The term “toxic mold” is not accurate. While certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce toxins (specifically mycotoxins), the molds themselves are not toxic, or poisonous. Hazards presented by molds that may produce mycotoxins should be considered the same...

Mold and Your Health

Mold and Your Health Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in...

Can mold cause health problems?

Can mold cause health problems? Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing.  Molds have the potential to cause health problems.  Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions),...

Mold Testing

Mold Testing or Sampling Is sampling for mold needed? 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...

Radon Testing

Radon Testing Testing is the only way to find out if you have a radon problem. Homeowners can test their homes using inexpensive and easy to use test kits, or by hiring a Certified Tester to measure the radon concentration in their home. When testing for a real estate...

Mold and Mycotoxins

  Even if you can’t see it or smell it, there’s a good chance that mold is lurking somewhere in your home or office. Studies show that more than 50% of homes and more than 85% of commercial buildings in the U.S. have water damage and mold. Unfortunately, exposure...

Symptoms of Mold Exposure

Mycotoxicosis, or “mold poisoning,” can affect the upper respiratory system with symptoms like those of a cold or flu. Additional symptoms brought on by mycotoxins are especially harmful or even fatal to someone with allergies or asthma. Common mold poisoning symptoms...

Mold and Health Risk

BERKELEY, CA — A pair of studies to be published in the journal Indoor Air have quantified the considerable public health risks and economic consequences in the United States from building dampness and mold. William J. Fisk, Acting Division Director of Berkeley Lab�s...

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