Shared from the 2017-09-24 Houston Chronicle eEdition Robert Haines apparently didn’t have a chance. Neither did Cathy Montgomery. They were neighbors who may never have met, but they had much in common. Both of them were 71-year-old residents of the Memorial area who lived near Buffalo Bayou. Both of them apparently thought they were safe
Dr. Winifred Hamilton, director of the Environmental Health Service at the Baylor College of Medicine, collected water samples for testing in a flooded Houston neighborhood on Sept. 5. Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times By SHEILA KAPLAN and JACK HEALY SEPT. 11, 2017 for The New York Times HOUSTON — Floodwaters in two
Photo: Hurricane Harvey slams Texas Water from the Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods in Houston as floodwaters rise on Tuesday, August 29, four days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. The Category 4 storm came ashore shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, just north of Port Aransas, and has caused historic flooding. By Jen Christensen,
Denver police Det. Brian Matos estimates that marijuana is grown in one of every 10 homes in the city By Tom McGhee | firstname.lastname@example.org | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: July 31, 2017 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: July 31, 2017 at 11:21 am David and Christine Lynn paid $398,000 for a home in rural Douglas
Build It, and They Will Come Fungi can grow in a variety of environmental conditions, from sopping wet to somewhat dry, through a broad range of temperatures, and on a variety of organic materials. The common link is that fungi require nutrients and moisture to grow. Lacking any internal digestive systems, they gather and break
MOLD & HEALTH Modest wetting and drying in buildings and in ventilation systems is normal and generally poses little risk for occupant health. Similarly, very brief episodes of wetting are not usually a problem provided that steps are taken to rapidly dry all materials. “Dampness” is the presence of unwanted and excessive moisture in buildings.
This Guide provides information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth. Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth
This document was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division. It provides practical guidance on how to control moisture in buildings. It is not a textbook, code or standard. Who Should Read this Guide This guide can be used by anyone who designs, builds, operates or maintains buildings and heating, ventilating and