Mold Linked to Dementia

Exposure to indoor mold, bacteria, water damage, and particulates have been associated with development of dementia.  A case series was presented of 7 patients (aged 50 to 72 years, mean age 57) who developed Alzheimer’s type III dementia following documented exposure...

Mold Linked to Student Virus Death

A University of Maryland student recently died of the same type of virus that killed 11 children at a medical center in New Jersey. The University of Maryland student died of an “adenovirus-associated illness,” school officials announced Tuesday afternoon....

Half a Million Water Heaters Recalled For Starting Fires

Is yours one of them? A.O. Smith Corporation, based out of Milwaukee, Wisc., announced a recall of over 616,000 water heaters last Thursday, claiming that the products are fire hazards. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the...

Bugs, Mold & Bacteria Living In Your Home Podcast

“Every surface, every bit of air, every bit of water in your home is alive,” says scientist Rob Dunn. His new book, ‘Never Home Alone,’ examines the bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites and insects we live with — from armpit bacteria to black...

ERMI mold research on asthma risk in California

  Indoor mold contamination has been associated in many studies with an increased risk of asthma and respiratory illness. This study investigated indoor mold contamination and the prevalence of asthma/respiratory illness in two low-income, Hispanic communities, Mecca...