By Jeffrey C. May for Healthy Indoors Magazine We frequently receive calls about building odors, which can be irritating and at times, even make people feel sick. t seems pretty obvious that when a basement smells musty, there is most probably mold growth present. And the smell of a dead animal such as a mouse
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an estimated 1.5 million different species of fungi on Earth, but only about 300 of those are known to make people sick. Fungi live in the outdoor environment as well as on many indoor surfaces. The CDC has posted a list of 10
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
By Jeffrey C. May Although I take many air and dust samples in my indoor air quality investigations, I’m going to play the Devil’s Advocate in this article and discuss what I believe are the weaknesses and pitfalls in many areas of mold testing. First, air samples alone won’t identify the location of mold growth.
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
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Development and exacerbation of allergic disease can be promoted by exposure and sensation to allergens. Indoor allergens such as animal dander, dust mites, and mold have been reported to associate with allergic disease. In indoor and outdoor environment both fungal spores and particles are widely distributed, and exposure has been shown to, in individuals who