EMF

EMF (or ElectroMagnetic Field) is a term used to describe electric fields generated by charged particles, magnetic fields generated by charged particles in motion, and radiated fields generated by devices such as televisions, radios, microwaves, and motors. What are...

How to Choose a Mold Remediation Company

  Finding a qualified remediator who understands the potential hazards of improper remediation can be difficult. Don’t be afraid to ask the following questions before hiring a mold remediation company.   Do you consider mold to be a potential health...

Buying or Renting a Home Without a Mold Problem

What should we look for when buying or renting a home? How can we choose a safe environment and avoid hazardous water damage that can lead to serious health issues? The following 10 guidelines: Look for a low permeability rating (minimal chance of unwanted moisture...

Renters with Mold Problems

Visible mold is covered by the California Housing Code: visible residential mold at a level that may be hazardous to occupants is a condition that makes housing substandard. The visible mold can be cited by local code enforcement so that the owner is required to...

Mold Laws in California

The 2001 Toxic Mold Protection Act (PDF; SB 732, Ortiz) directed the California Department of Health Services (now Department of Public Health or CDPH) to determine the feasibility of establishing health-based permissible exposure limits (PELS) for indoor mold. If...

Health Effects of Mold Exposure

Molds release tiny spores and even smaller particles that travel through the air. Everyone inhales some mold every day without apparent harm; however, molds can cause allergy, irritation or inflammation, or rarely, infection. Allergic reactions are the most...