Mold Can Be Harmful to Your Health

Mold Exposure to molds can be harmful to your health — especially in children, whose defense systems are only partially formed. Our bodies come in contact with mold in three ways: by breathing mold spores that become airborne; by eating mold in food; and by touching...

What to do if you see or smell mold in your home

What to do if you see or smell mold in your home The most important step is to identify the source(s) of moisture, which result in mold growth, and make repairs to stop them. If you only clean up the mold and do not fix the moisture problem, most likely the mold...

Facts About Mold in Your Home and Work Place

Facts About Mold Introduction The available science on molds and their potential health effects remains under study, but considerable progress has been made. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National...

Canada Mold Health Warning

After reviewing the latest studies, Environment Canada has issued new indoor-air quality-standards for mold (shown growing in the lab) in homes. Since mold and mildew problems tend to be worse during damp periods of spring and summer, heed the recommendations in the...

Mold in My Home

Mold in My Home How do I know if I have a mold or moisture problem? Mold or moisture problems may be visible or hidden. Visible areas could include surfaces in the building itself and items in the building. Examples of hidden problem areas include beneath wallpaper,...

Health Effects of Mold Exposure

What is mold and why is it growing indoors? Mold (and mildew) are common terms for fungi that can grow in damp locations in buildings, although molds are present everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Molds are important microorganisms because they help break down dead...