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Please Note: the spelling of Mold or
Mould depends on the origination of the story. The Canadian version of
the word includes the 'u'.
1 EACO Mould Guidelines (download in PDF format)
Infectiousness of Mould: Toxic Mould Claims in Canada?
Mould Worries Real Estate
Industry facing more claims
over damage related to sometimes-deadly spores.
Black Mold Panic Has Families Fleeing Their Homes
Believe it or not, families around the country are fleeing their homes or
having them destroyed because of an insidious intruder they say is making them
Have Industry Feeling Vulnerable as Larger Projects are Eyed
But contractors draft a manifesto to focus
attention on suits.
Workplace Guidelines for
Recognition, Assessment and Control
Occupational Health and Safety Council of Ontario.
Moulds, Controlling Exposure
is Essential By Dru Sahai, M.Sc.(A), Project Coordinator, CSAO
By Dru Sahai, M.Sc.(A), Project Coordinator, CSAO
The Condominium Owners' Guide
Complete Guide to understanding mold and how to prevent growth
in your condominium.
and the Sick Building Syndrome
well-known public health official has stated, "The 'sick building' term is a
misnomer. It's inaccurate and it enflames people. Buildings aren't sick; people are
About Mold; Actions to Take
Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can
grow on virtually any substance when moisture is present.
Toxic Mold: The
Stachybotrys. It's not
exactly a household word. But it's a household problem that is giving homeowners insurers
Molds Increase Severity of Asthma
British Medical Journal
Severe asthma in adults may
be associated with sensitivity to airborne molds rather than pollens, finds a study in
this week's BMJ.
SEARCHING FOR GUIDANCE:
The development of standards will assist risk managers,
underwriters, brokers, claims adjusters and attorneys in addressing mold
problems that they encounter.
Indoor Environment Division Partner
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Potential Association Between Indoor Mold Growth and Pulmonary
Hemorrhage in Infants
Negative Air, Air Changes, Containment During Mold Remediation
Advances in technology and science continue to occur at ever
increasing speeds. As more information is being produced, companies must
stay abreast of new developments or find themselves falling behind their
competitors. The disaster restoration industry is certainly no
Procedures for Cleaning of Fungus and Molds
Predicting Mold Growth in Walls
Moisture levels in the building envelope can cause
biological, chemical, or structural damage to construction materials in houses. The type
of damage depends on the temperature, moisture levels, time of exposure and mechanical
loading and also the types of building materials. In wood-frame construction, wood
products may be damaged by biological activity.
Stachybotrys Mold can
cause serious Health and Financial problems!
Cost of cleanup and corporate liabilities.
Guidelines on Assessment
and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments
"The New York
Abatement Removal Work Has Not Been Done Properly In Some Schools and
in Ontario Mold and Fungus removal and abatement work in our schools and public buildings
is done improperly. It is the opinion of many professional Consulting Engineers and
Environmental Consultants involved in Ontario's Environmental Abatement Industry, the mold
abatement work is not being removed properly, by unqualified contractors and their
Containing Noxious Mold
BY NADINE M. POST
stinks. No argument. Feed the fungi, water it, keep it in the dark and it will prosper.
Disturb it and it will attack. No arguments there, either. Beyond that, in the wars
against the most prolific building pest of the 1990s, almost everything else is up in the
air. One big exception The cost of abating extensive building mold growth--at best an
irritant, at worst a killer--can be "astronomical."
CBS News: An Insidious Mold
strains of Stachybotrys cause allergies, asthma and skin rashes. Others produce
mycotoxins, released into the air. These toxins can seriously damage the lungs and central
Facts About Mold
Molds (fungi) are present
EVERYWHERE -indoors and outdoors. They serve an important, positive role, by helping to
break down organic matter. There are more than 100,000 species of mold. At least 1,000
species of molds are common in the U.S.
Toxic Effects of Indoor Mold
This statement describes molds, their toxic properties, and their potential for causing
toxic respiratory problems in infants. Guidelines for pediatricians are given to help
reduce exposures to mold in homes of infants. This is a rapidly evolving area and more
research is ongoing.