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...

Asthma and Mold Research

Abstract BACKGROUND Children with asthma who live in the inner city are exposed to multiple indoor allergens and environmental tobacco smoke in their homes. Reductions in these triggers of asthma have been difficult to achieve and have seldom been associated with...

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...

Radon in Schools

Why Test for Radon in Schools?  A nationwide survey of radon levels in schools estimates that nearly one in five has at least one schoolroom with a short-term radon level above the action level of 4 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter) – the level at which EPA...

Health Effects of Radon Gas

What health effects are associated with radon exposure? The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. There are currently no conclusive data on whether children are at greater risk than adults from radon. No...

ERMI a DNA Mold Test

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) developed an index for indoor mold analysis called ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index). The standard is based on a test using state of the art DNA testing (MSQPCR) to identify molds that are linked to...