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Vehicle Detoxification &

Deodorization 
Sept. 7, 2014


Low Cost Bacteria & Mold Killing & Prevention on Per Sq. Foot Basis  Aug. 13, 2014

Enzyme-Based Mold Killer
Aug. 10, 2014

Does Ozone Kill Mold?

Medical Lab Testing for
Internal Mold Growth

June 19, 2014


Flat Roofs Cause Toxic Mold
June 8, 2014

Mansion & Luxury Home Mold
June 8, 2014

Drought Causes Unexpected Mold Problems for Arizona & California Homeowners
May 8, 2014


Mold Victims in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tucson
May 7, 2014

Don’t Wait for Insurance Payment To Start Water Damage & Mold Remediation May 6, 2014

2d Opinion of Mold Inspection, Tests Remediation Reports,
and Bids
May 3, 2014


Dumpster Mold Remediation April 21, 2014

Toxic Mold Causes Multiple Sclerosis April 19, 2014

ALL mold diseases 4/18/14

Top 29 Home Health Hazards

Mold Clearance Testing
4/15/14

Environmental & Industrial Hygienist Training Seminars
Available Worldwide 4/7/2014


Sewage Line Leaks and Mold
April 4, 2014

Top Six Mold Testing Mistakes To Avoid  April 1, 2014

Air Duct Mold Removal
Protocol
March 15, 2014

Quarterly Air Duct Cleaning Recommended  Feb. 28, 2014

Don’t Buy a Home Having Any of Top 12 Toxic Mold Makers
Feb. 16, 2014

Turning Off House Water Supply While Away To Prevent Water Break Flooding  2/12/14

Protect Against and Prevent Fraudulent Mold Testing by
Insurance Companies, Sellers, Landlords, & Employers
2/9/14


Toxic Mold Public Health Warning  Feb. 7, 2014

San Diego Home Seller Fails To Disclose Big Toxic Mold To Texas Buyers  Jan. 31, 2014

New Home Mold 
1/27/2014

Clean Up Mold 10 Steps
1/25/2014

Top 10 Ways To Kill Mold 1/21/2014

Top 10 Questions that Mold Victims
Ask Mold Consultant Phillip Fry

Jan. 18, 2014
 

"Get Rid of Mold" Mold Inspection & Removal  $750 Package for Homes Nationwide Jan. 13, 2014


Ten Mold Inspection Steps Before Buying a Home or Commercial Building   Jan. 7, 2014

Raccoon and Wildlife Cleanup and Decontamination Service  12/27/13

New Year's 2014 Mold & Environmental Resolutions
12/26/13

12 Things Your Mold Removal Company Won't Tell You
12/26/13

10 Things Your Mold Inspector Won't Tell You 12/24/13


12 Health Reasons To Get Rid of Carpeting Nov. 3, 2013


How to Find a Mold-Safe Hotel or Motel  Oct. 27, 2013

Apartment Personal Possessions Mold Cleanup Tips  Oct. 11, 2013

Death of Mold Crusader Melinda Ballard, June 3, 2013

Prevent Attic Mold
May 12, 2013

Valley Fever Fungal Disease Epidemic in Arizona and California May 6, 2013
 

Impacts of Indoor Environments on Human Performance & Productivity in Offices & Schools
Feb. 13, 2013

Death from Fungal Infection
Jan. 8, 2013

Link Between Fungi and Cancer
Jan. 8, 2013
 

Leaky Roof Mold Prevention
Dec. 3, 2012

Vehicle Mold Removal 
Nov. 13, 2012

Drying Laundry Indoors Causes Mold Nov. 3, 2012

Do It Yourself Mold Inspection
Oct. 20, 2012

 

Kill Basement Mold with Ozone
Oct. 15, 2012

Apartment Mold 
Sept. 25, 2012

Kitchen Cabinet Mold
9/20/2012

Carpet Mold
Sept. 12, 2012

Tim-Bor Treatment for Large Wood Beams
Aug. 14, 2012

Buy Mold Fogger 
July 27, 2012

Bathroom Mold Removal
July 25, 2012

Basement Floor Mold
July 8, 2012

New Home Construction Mold
July 1, 2012

One-Third of US Public Schools Have Mold  June 23, 2012

Preventing Basement Flooding
& Mold Growth
June 21, 2012

Masonry Wall Water Seepage &
Mold
June 15, 2012

Lime Chloride To Remove Mold
Smell in Basement
May 29, 2012

Lead Test Kits
May 22, 2012

How To Do Mold Inspection
Pictures
May 20, 2012


Pay for a Mold Remediation Bid?
May 4, 2012

Wherever there is visible mold, there are also mold toxins
April 29, 2012

Pet Mold Health Problems
April 29, 2012

Window Mold  
April 29, 2012

Effective Air Duct Cleaning
Procedures
 
April 28, 2012

Top 10 Reasons Why Most Mold Inspections Are NOT Effective
April 27, 2012


How To Use Mold Fogging
Machine
 
April 27, 2012

Air Mold Sampling Is Not As Effective as Visual and Smell Mold Detection  April 26, 2012

Flood Prevention Tips
April 25, 2012

Prevent Landlord-Tenant Mold
Problems
 
April 25, 2012

How To Build Mold Safe Home 
April 25, 2012

Mold Scams
April 23, 2012

12 Mold Prevention Tips
April 22, 2012

Mold Cross Contamination by
People and Pets
April 21, 2012

Bad Mold Remediation Job of
Michigan Condo
April 17, 2012

Pictures of Mold Hidden
Inside Walls
 
April 15, 2012

Concrete Slab & Floor Moisture
Wicking & Mold
April 15, 2012

Wallpaper Mold 
April 14, 2012

Mold Remediation Protocol Plan
April 13, 2012

Mold Signs & Mold Clues
April 13, 2012

10 Steps To Find Hidden Mold
April 12, 2012

Moldy Furniture After Ocean Container Shipment
April 5, 2012

Emerging Fungal Infection in South West U.S. Mimics Cancer  March 29, 2012

Just one person in a room stirs up 37 million bacteria and mold spores to the air every hour March 29, 2012

Attic Mold Removal

March 29, 2012

Mold Mushrooms in Carpeting
March 26, 2012

Church Mold Infestation
March 17, 2012

How To Clean Moldy Clothes
and Possessions
March 15, 2012

How To Do Lift Scotch Tape
Sampling
 
March 12, 2012

Getting Moldy House Ready
To Sell
 
March 9, 2012

How To Make Mold-Resistant
Paint
Updated April 21, 2012

Mold Hidden Inside Walls
March 3, 2012

Driving Mold Sick Car?
March 2, 2012

Failed Mold Remediation
Feb. 22, 2012

Soft drinks made from dangerous Aspergillus mold Feb. 21, 2012

Exposure to Mold During
Pregnancy
 
Feb. 20, 2012

Moldy House For Sale Through
Realtor
 
Feb. 19, 2012

Mold Insurance Claim
Feb. 17, 2012

Montreal Tenant Mould Video
Feb. 16, 2012

High-Rise Mold
Feb. 14, 2012

Removing mold from clothing
Feb. 13, 2012

Mold Victim in Turkey

Feb. 11, 2012


Bleach ineffective for killing mold
Feb. 8, 2012

Insulating concrete forms (ICF) house mold Ireland Feb. 7, 2012

Aspergillosis fungal infection
misdiagnosed as tuberculosis
Feb. 6, 2012

Travel trailer mold
Feb. 5, 2012

Fry's evaluation of mold inspection report of home for sale thru realtor 
Feb. 4, 2012.

ERMI mold testing procedure
and benefit
Feb. 3, 2012

Inadequate Ventilation Can Cause Mold Growth Feb. 1, 2012

Don't Trust Most Mold Removal Contractors
Jan. 31, 2012

U.S. Center for Disease Control Links Office Employee Health Problems to Workplace Mold Exposure

15 Mold Facts for Homeowners, Landlords, Tenants, & Employers
Jan. 30, 2012


Ozone Generator To Kill
Crawl Space Mold 
Jan. 29, 2012

Church Mold
Removal
Jan. 27, 2012


Crawl Space Mold Removal
Jan. 25, 2012

Mold-Infested HVAC System
Jan. 24, 2012

Camper Mold Removal
Jan. 14, 2012

Car Mold Removal
Jan. 14, 2012

Use Ozone Generator for Major
Mold Growth
Jan. 12, 2012

Mold from Wet Concrete Floor
Jan. 11, 2012

Sink Spout Mold Growth
Jan. 4, 2012

Fungus Found in Sinks Can Cause Serious Infections
Dec. 28, 2011


Water Wicking Up from Concrete Slab Floor
Dec. 30, 2011

Do It Yourself Mold Remediation
Dec. 28, 2011


Mold Remediation Protocol
Plan
Dec. 24, 2011

Warranty After Mold Remediation?
Dec. 22, 2011

Attic Mold Remediation
Dec. 20, 2011

Inspecting for Mold Behind
Drywall
Dec. 17, 2011

Rental Home Mold Illnesses
Dec. 16, 2011

Four Infective Tropical Fungal Diseases
  Posted Dec. 15, 2011

Finding Source of Mold Smell
Dec. 12, 2011

Basement Mold Prevention
Dec. 11, 2011

Viable vs. Non-Viable Mold
Lab Analysis
Dec. 4, 2011

Basement Mold Removal
Nov. 29, 2011

Kitchen Cabinet Mold
Nov. 26, 2011

 

Hidden Rental Home Mold
Nov. 25, 2011

Rising Damp Causes Mold
Nov. 23, 2011

Apartment Mold Problems
Nov. 23, 2011

New Home Mold Prevention
Nov. 22, 2011

More Mold-Causing Floods Are Coming  Nov. 19, 2011

Air Conditioning Mold Even With UV Light
Nov. 18, 2011

New Home Mold Problems

Nov. 14, 2011


"Mold Infestations Are Frequently Present in Water and Water Supply Lines"

"Win the Mold War", San Marcos, Texas,
Daily Record Newspaper,
July 22, 2011


12 Tips To Prevent Indoor Mold, July 21, 2011, from Hong Kong's
The Standard
Newspaper

Mold in your home can kill as actress Brittany Murphy's death linked to fungus in LA mansion July 28, 2010

10 Mold Test Kits including Mold Growth Reports only $100

Use high ozone blasting
to kill mold, bacteria, and bedbugs.


Top 100 Mold Health
Symptoms
& Illnesses

How to Do Low-Cost Mold Sample Collection and Mold Laboratory Identification of Mold Species in Your Home, Condominium, Office, Workplace, or Other Commercial Building


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Mold
News

“Fresh lettuce and other salad greens are badly contaminated by yeasts and molds,” as reported inAn Alternative to Antibiotics,” ScienceDaily, June 9, 2011

Deadly Fungus Strikes Joplin Tornado Survivors, June 9, 2011

Pure Kleen Says We've Got Mold, Test Results Show Otherwise November 9, 2009

Mold Forces Eldersburg, Maryland, Family Out Into Streets August 26, 2009

Couple sues landlord over mold in Bound Brook rental home
August 13, 2009

WHO Publishes
Several fungi species produce unhealthy volatile metabolites
-
July 16, 2009

WHO Publishes First Indoor Air Quality Guidelines on Dampness and Mould
July 16 2009

Home Buyers May Sue Sellers Over Mold Problem -
June 27, 2009

Moldy North Carolina Schools Gets Scrub Down 
May 30, 2009


Scientists meet to save Lascaux cave from fungus - February 26, 2009
 

Mold at hospital killed 3 children, lawsuit says - February 3, 2009
 

In Many Fungi, Airborne Reproductive Spores Are Remarkably Aerodynamic - Jan. 4, 2009
 

Anti-fungal Drug Offers Great Benefits To Some With Severe Asthma, Study Suggests - Dec. 30, 2008
 

Advance In The Battle Against 'Gray Mold' - Dec. 21, 2008

Aspergillus fumigatus Opportunistic Fungus Is The Focus Of New Book
 

Wherever there is visible mold, there are also mold toxins - Dec. 15, 2008
 

Killer Fungus Aspergillus
 
Preventing Mold Growth in Hospitals
 

Nasty Mold Fungus May Be Killing Thousands Of US Bats

Jury Awards Florida Homeowner $903,000 for Mold in New House

Be Trained and Certified Online as a Certified Mold Inspector To Make More Money in Today's Hard Times
 
Europeans Do Research on
Aspergillus Fumigatus

 
Mold Pet Deaths
 

Can Duct Cleaning Improve Indoor Air Quality? (June 10, 2008)
 

Mclntosh board leaves mold-infested headquarters - July 11, 2008

Mold contamination drives 2nd family from home - July 10, 2008

Family Loses Belongings because of Mold Infestation - July 10, 2008

After the deluge of flooding the politics of toxic mold - July 7, 2008

Toxic Mold May Pose Health Threat to Pets

Widespread Mold Health Threats

Termite Symbiotic Relationships With Fungi  January 2008

Mold Induced Neuropsychological Illness
January 2008

Condominium Mold Lawsuit in US Virgin Islands  Dec. 26, 2007

Elementary School evacuated due to mold  December 19, 2007

Court Finds Toxic Mold Caused Worker’s Health Problems--
Nov. 6, 2007

Fungus Genome Research Yielding Answers To Protect Grains, People And Animals October 5, 2007

Asthma Linked to Cat & Alternaria Mold Allergies according to National Institutes of Health study September, 2007

Link Found between Household Mold & Mental Depression
Aug. 29, 2007

Universal Mold Insurance Exclusion
July 4, 2007

New Treatment for
Body Fungal Infections

YWCA Mold Infestation
June 27, 2007

Home Builder Pulte Homes

Top 10 Moldiest States

Fungus Killing Frogs Worldwide 

Moldy VA Clinics

Air purifiers found not so pure

Mold Found In Local Hospital
Mold Led To Several Deaths


Air purifiers using negative ions have little effect

Most Lens Wearers Who Got Severe Fungal (Mold) Infection Used Bausch & Lomb Cleaner

Building-related respiratory symptoms can be predicted with semi-quantitative indices of exposure to dampness and mold.

New Study Finds Eating Moldy Corn Caused Birth Defects

Toxic Mold Case In California Settles For $22 Million

Fox News Employees Sue Over Alleged Mold

Mold Killing Entire Populations of Frogs January 11, 2006.

Hilton Waikiki Mold Lawsuit Settlement       Dec. 24, 2005

Visit the Site Map at the bottom of this page to explore this website to learn how to deal with mold infestation problems in the USA, Canada, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, & Africa.

Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Mold Tips
 

Best Temperatures for Mold Growth
There are three critical temperatures for mold: the temperature below which no growth occurs, the temperature above which no growth occurs, and the temperature at which most rapid growth takes place. Most  mold species grow well in temperatures ranging from 35º to 110º F (2º to 43° C), although there are molds which will grow at almost freezing and others which thrive at over 110º F. The average optimum temp for mold growth is in the eighties F (27+ C). Freezing mold does not kill mold spores or mold colonies---they become dormant waiting for warm temperatures and access to moisture to grow again. Temperature above 170 degrees F kills mold spores & growth.


Mold Inspector Site Map

SCOPE OF MOLD PROBLEM "Molds are microscopic fungi that comprise 25% of the earth's biomass. They can be found almost anywhere and can grow on virtually any organic substance as long as moisture and oxygen are present. Read more......

Mold Legal Problems
Learn about mold legal problems and tosic mold litigation such as home mold misrepresentations by home sellers and/or realtors in the $15.00 indepth ebook  Mold Legal Guide

Need help because of home or building damage from a hurricane, typhoon, tornado, flooding, windstorm, or fire? Visit: Storm Tips.

Low-cost Mold Home Remedy Recipes available at Mold Mart. Learn why bleach is ineffective for killing mold on porous surfaces

Selling or Buying a Moldy Home

Mold Health Problems 

Environmental News Releases      

Mold Remediation Protocol

Mold Growth Photo's

Mold Home Remedy Recipes

Mold Sex. When it comes to sex, molds and humans share at least one fundamental principle: In both species, the parents must donate a copy of their DNA to the offspring in order to successfully reproduce.

Mold term definitions 


Use high ozone blasting
to kill mold, bacteria, and bedbugs.

Fifteen Steps To Do Your Own Household Mold Removal & Remediation

                             
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47% of US Homes Have Mold or Dampness Problems

“Almost every U.S. home has at least a little mold, but roughly 47% of homes have more substantial mold or dampness,” says William Fisk, senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, who has researched mold for more than 10 years. People who are exposed to mold are 30% to 50% more at risk of asthma, coughing, and wheezing, he adds. Mold exposure also has been associated with other health problems, such as bronchitis and respiratory infections.”
---“The $500,000 House Cleaning, “ The Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2013.

”If you suspect you have a mold problem, you should consult a professional mold inspector.”
----recommends the
American Industrial Hygienist Association.

Mold Victim Rights Association
Are you a MOLD VICTIM because you are:

1. Working in a moldy workplace?
2. Renting a moldy rental house, apartment, condo, office, or commercial building?
3. Sick from staying in a moldy hotel, motel, or resort room?
4. Living in a moldy home purchased from a seller or new home builder who failed to disclose known mold infestations?
5. Having a water intrusion or mold damage problem caused by an adjoining condominium, co-op apartment, or your home owners association?
6. Making mortgage payments to a lender for a moldy house, condo, or commercial building?
7. Being unable to pay for needed mold remediation because your insurance company has wrongfully denied your water or mold damage insurance claim?
8. Living or working in a moldy house or building that was improperly or incompletely mold remediated by a mold remediation company?
9. Sick from living or working in a building water and mold damaged by a negligent building contractor such as a roofing, plumbing, or air conditioning company?
10. Attending school or teaching or working in a school that is mold-infested?

Get mold justice by joining the Mold Victim Rights Association. For help, phone executive director Phillip Fry Toll-Free 1-866-300-1616 or email phil@moldinspector.com.
Phil's cell # 480-310-7970

Exposure to Elevated Levels of Indoor Mold

Can Cause Severe Health Problems


by Phillip Fry and Divine Fry, Professional Industrial Hygienists, Certified Environmental Hygienists, Certified Mold Inspectors, Certified Mold Remediators, and international mold experts, who do toxic mold and volatile organic compounds (VOC) inspection, testing, removal, remediation, and prevention in Arizona, California, Las Vegas, mid-western, eastern USA, southern USA, and nationwide USA, plus Ontario Province, Canada, from their bases in southern Michigan and Mesa, Arizona. Phillip is the author of five mold advice ebooks, and the lead instructor for Mold Inspector Training, Environmental Hygienist Training, and Industrial Hygienist Training Email Phillip Phillip Fry Toll-Free 1-866-300-1616 or Phillip's cell phone 1-480-310-7970 or email phil@moldinspector.com

MONTROSE, MICHIGAN and MESA, ARIZONA. April 19, 2014. Humans and pets suffer severe health consequences from exposure to elevated levels of indoor airborne mold spores thrown into the breathing air by molds growing on and inside walls, wallpaper, ceilings, floors, carpeting, furniture, window air conditioners, heating/cooling ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and basements.

The top dozen mold health problems, according to the U.S. Government's General Accounting Office “Indoor Mold” report (Sept. 30, 2008), which summarized 32 federal government mold studies and reports, are:

1. Asthma, asthma triggers, or asthma symptoms (such as episodes or attacks)
2. Upper respiratory tract symptoms
3. Eye symptoms
4. Skin symptoms
5. Allergies or allergic reactions
6. Wheeze
7. Cough
8. Difficulty breathing, trouble breathing, or shortness of breath
9. Infections (including those affecting people who have chronic lung disease).
10. Adverse effects to the nervous system
11. Fungal colonization or opportunistic infections in immune-compromised individuals and
12. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Read---
ALL mold diseases with reference footnotes April 18, 2014
Toxic Mold  Might Cause Multiple Sclerosis April 19, 2014

Ninety percent of all chronic sinus problems are caused by exposure to mold, according to a Mayo Clinic study.

Mold-sensitive individuals can experience health difficulties after only a few hours to a few days of being in a mold-infested building. People differ significantly in their sensitivity and health reaction to mold exposure.

Prolonged exposure to mold infestation cause such serious medical problems as chronic fatigue-like symptoms; immune suppression; central nervous system dysfunction (vertigo, memory failure, irritability, concentration, and verbal dysfunction); gastro-intestinal tract, heart, liver, and kidney damage; and even cancer (caused by carcinogenic mold mycotoxins), according to E. Johanning, M.D.; P. Landsgergis, Ph.D., Clinical Findings Related to Indoor Fungal Exposure.

Aspergillosis is
an infection, growth, or caused by exposure to the commonly-found Aspergillus mold, resulting in serious lung diseases such as:

●Pulmonary Aspergillosis (allergic bronchopulmonary type) that usually develops in people who already have lung problems (such as asthma or cystic fibrosis);

Aspergilloma, which is a growth (fungus ball) that develops in an area of previous lung disease or lung scarring (such as tuberculosis or lung abscess); and

●Pulmonary Aspergillosis (invasive type) that is a serious infection with pneumonia that can spread to other parts of the body, but almost exclusively in people with weakened immune systems. Source: National Institutes of Health.

Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis is a fungal lung infection that is often misdiagnosed and treated unsuccessfully as tuberculosis, resulting in many unnecessary deaths. Read doctors misdiagnose aspergellosis as tuberculosis.

Anecdotally (e.g., in the famous CBS Dan Rather 48 Hours mold report about brain damage to the husband and son of Melinda Ballard because of living in their Stachybotrys-infested Dripping Springs, Texas, house), some mold and health professionals believe that exposure to the toxic mold species Stachybotrys chartarum can cause headaches and damage the mold victims’ ability to think and remember.

Over a 5-year period, one Chicago family complained of headaches, sore throats, flu-like symptoms, recurring colds, diarrhea, fatigue, dermatitis and general malaise.  Air sampling of this home revealed spores of Stachybotrys. The fungus was found growing on moist organic debris in an uninsulated cold air duct and on some wood fiber ceiling material. The home had a chronic moisture problem that favored mold growth. Extracts from the duct debris and contaminated building materials were toxic to test animals. When the mold problem was corrected, the family’s health symptoms disappeared.

One controlled study concluded that exposure to Stachybotrys chartarum and Aspergillus versicolor was responsible for various pulmonary diseases among office works in a water-damaged building. See Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1998: 40: 241-249.

The following individuals appear to be at higher risk for adverse health effects of molds, according to the California Department of Health: infants and children, elderly, immune compromised patients (people with HIV infection, cancer chemotherapy, liver disease, etc.), pregnant women, and individuals with existing respiratory conditions, such as allergies, multiple chemical sensitivity, and asthma.

Research on fungi and fungal diseases are seriously neglected-- a situation with grave negative repercussions for human health, agriculture, and the environment-- according to The Fungal Kingdom: Diverse and Essential Roles in Earth's Ecosystem, a report from the American Academy of Microbiology.

"The average person is at risk for several fungal diseases, from toenail infections to athlete's foot to life threatening systemic infections," says Arturo Casadevall of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. "Fungi may also predispose people to asthma and allergic diseases," says Casadevall. Despite the frequency of fungal infections, according to the report they are relatively understudied, making fungal infections difficult to diagnose and treat. When faced with an undiagnosed fungal infection, doctors are forced to treat their patient without a firm grasp of which drugs will work and which drugs will only cost the patient valuable time.

But fungi are more than just a medical problem: as the cause of more than half of all plant diseases, fungi are also an expensive drain on agriculture. The economic repercussions of managing fungal pathogens on crops -- the money and effort spent, the numerous pesticide applications, the consequences of these applications for surface water and soil quality, and the impacts on crop yields -- are extraordinary.

Also please read these important mold health articles---

Mold Signs & Mold Clues
10 Steps To Find Hidden Mold
Top 10 Mold Mistakes
Top 100 Toxic Black Mold Exposure Allergy Health Symptoms, Toxic Mold Sicknesses, and Mold Illnesses
12 Mold Prevention Tips
Exposure to Elevated Levels of Mold Causes Serious Health Problems
U.S. Center for Disease Control Links Office Employee Health Problems to Workplace Mold Exposure
Indoor Exposure To Molds And Allergic Sensitization (research study of German school children)

Protect your health by: (1) preventing mold growth by promptly fixing roof, window, plumbing and basement leaks; (2) complete drying of flooded rooms within 24 hours to avoid flood mold growth; (3) quarterly cleaning inside window air conditioners and central heating/cooling systems to prevent air conditioning mold; and (4) looking for and removing all molds in your home and workplace
©2011, 2012. Phillip Fry. All Rights Reserved.

Body Location of Common Mold Symptoms
 

Body Location

Common Symptoms

Central Nervous System headaches

memory loss, dizziness, depression

Digestive Tract

stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea

Ears

fluid in the middle of ear, ear infections

Eyes

itching, redness, swelling, tearing

Lungs

shortness of breath, wheezing, tightness in the chest, coughing

Nose

nasal itching, congestion, sneezing, post-nasal drip, runny-watery discharge, nosebleeds

Skin

skin rash anywhere, lip sores, sores inside mouth,
hives
(itchy welts of varying sizes)


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Phil and Divine are trained and certified as a Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Mold Remediator, Professional Industrial Hygienist, and Certified Environmental Hygienist. Mold expert Fry has over 14 years experience in mold inspection, mold testing, and mold remediation in the USA, Canada, and Asia. Formerly, Phil worked for the National Institutes of Health (U.S. Public Health Service), and he also has experience as a hospital administrator and commercial builder.

Certified Mold Inspectors Phillip and Divine Fry can find mold growth hidden inside walls, ceilings, floors, attics, basements, crawl spaces, and the heating/cooling equipment and ducts, plus instruct you how to do your own mold cleaning, mold removal, and mold remediation at low-cost, more safely, and better than is usually done by most mold remediators. Phillip will create your own custom-written mold remediation protocol plan to guide you and the people whom your hire for the successful and affordable mold remediation of your property. 

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A Summary of Mold Health Problems

Fungi are a kingdom of organisms that include mushrooms, mildews, molds, and yeasts. It is estimated that there are between 50,000 and 250,000 species of fungi, and fewer than 200 have been described as human pathogens that can cause infections. Molds are ubiquitous in nature and grow almost anywhere indoors and outdoors. More than 1,000 different kinds of indoor molds have been found in U.S. homes. Molds spread and reproduce by making spores, which are very small and lightweight, able to travel through air, capable of resisting dry, adverse environmental conditions, and hence capable of surviving a long time. Molds need moisture and food to grow, and their growth is stimulated by warm, damp, and humid conditions. Read more.....

Mold or Mildew? Mildew is a common name for mold or fungi, often used to describe fungal growth on bathroom tiles/fixtures, and on wet clothing.

Mold, mildew, and moisture in the home or workplace: "Molds can grow on virtually any substance, as long as moisture or water, oxygen, and an organic [food] source are present. Molds reproduce by creating tiny spores (viable seeds) that usually cannot be seen without magnification. Mold spores continually float through the indoor and outdoor air.," reports the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Mold that runs out of moisture to sustain its continued growth goes into a dormant state [that can last for millions of years] waiting for renewed access to moisture so that it can resume its relentless growth made possible by eating cellulose-based building materials and other organic food. Dormant mold does not disintegrate or biodegrade over time. The dormant or growing mold can endure being either frozen or high temperatures [up to 160 ºF].

If deprived of water, dormant mold fungi can survive without air, food, and water for millions of years in a hostile environment waiting for moisture or water and food to restart and to spread mold sickness and illness, toxic mold spores, mold growth, mold infestation and contamination. Mold does NOT need air or light to reproduce and to grow. Toxic mold grows well in both hot and cold climates [such as Alaska and Canada], and up to 6 miles high. Mold must be killed and removed by mold damage restoration.  Learn the Top 10 Mold Mistakes to Avoid.   Black Toxic Mold Home Remedy Recipes. Mold Health Problems   How To Remove Mold From Your Home  Toxic Black Mold Cleanup  Get Rid of Toxic Black Mold  Removal of Black Mold  Mold Odor Removal


Home toxic mold
has NO natural enemies [except for the sun's ultraviolet rays], and thus no predator eats mold. Animals, plants, bacteria, and viruses do NOT eat mold. Mold is a non-stop PREDATOR and mold menace that eats animal and human flesh, as well as plant life! Visit Mold Health for fungal disease, mold sickness, mold disease, and mold illness information. Top 10 Mold Mistakes  Bleach Mold Myth   Mold Health Problems  How To Test for Mold in HomeDetecting Mold in Home  Mold Removal Chemicals  Mold Removal Techniques

Water & Moisture Sources for Mold Growth

  • Basement flooding and water intrusion, or
    close proximity to a lake, river, or ocean
  • Clothes dryer exhausting into walls/attic
  • Condensation water problems
  • Construction defects/poor workmanship
  • Crawl space dirt and humidity
  • Dryer venting into walls or attic
  • Exhaust fans venting into walls or attic
  • Firewood indoors
  • Flooding
  • Lot grading downward to home
  • High indoor humidity [50 to 60% plus]
  • Humidifiers & vaporizers
  • Inadequate ventilation
  • Indoor plants
  • Overflow from tubs/showers/sinks/toilets
  • Landscaping like mulch & plant glut
  • Leaky roof
  • Venting lacking in kitchen/bathrooms
  • Sewage pipe leaks
  • Siding water leaks
  • Water supply pipe leaks
 

Photograph of mold skin rash caused by exposure to chaetomium mold.

Toxic Mold Photograph and Picture: Mold Skin Disorder
caused by exposure to Chaetomium mold. Photo by
Certified Mold Inspector Hank Taylor.
 

Phaeohyphomycosis due to Exophiala spinifera.

Phaeohyphomycosis lesion in an immunologically compromised patient due to Exophiala spinifera mold. (Image Courtesy of www.doctorfungus.org @ 2005)

Toxic Black Mold Allergy, Respiratory Problems, & Mold Health Issues

"Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems.  Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.  Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis).  Allergic reactions to mold are common.  They can be immediate or delayed.  Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold.  In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people.  Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mold.  Research on mold and health effects is ongoing" advises the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read more.....

German Children Mold Study
        
  "Our [research study] results suggest that indoor mold spore exposure, mainly during winter, might increase the risk of sensitization to all allergens in children..We found that allergic sensitization was significantly associated with exposure to one or more genera of indoor mold spores, even after adjustment for house dust mite exposure. The effect strengthened when we restricted our study population to children who had lived in the same home since birth. Furthermore, our study suggests that high indoor spore counts might increase the prevalence of allergic symptoms in all children whether they are sensitized or not."

Photograph of mold growth removed from inside a human skin cyst.
Mold growth removed from a human skin cyst.

Fungal Infections

Deadly Tsunami Fungal Infection. Survivors of the Asian tsunami could be at risk of the deadly fungal infection Mucormycosis, Australian researchers said on Jan. 28, 2005. Doctors at Sydney's St George Hospital treated the Mucormycosis infection in an Australian man who was injured in the disaster. Doctors fear it could be the first case of many. This fungal disease is caused by the Mucor mold species, which is a very common mold species that readily grows in water-damaged buildings worldwide, and which is commonly found in the soil and in decaying vegetation. Mucormycosis affects the sinuses, brain, lungs, skin and kidneys. People with immune disorders are more susceptible to the infection. Mold Health Problems.  

Mold Skin Diseases

Coccidioides immitis mold [the cause of widespread "Valley Fever" in the southwestern USA desert cities] is on the U.S. Dept. of Human Service list of biological agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety, and that can potentially be utilized by terrorists to infect and kill Americans.  Top 10 Mold Mistakes to Avoid. Hire a  Certified Mold Inspector for mold inspectionMold Health Problems   Toxic Black Mold Cleaning  Mold Solution Clean Up Mold Removal  Indoor Air Quality Mold Testing

Moldy Food

Mold fungus spores are very small in size and can easily enter the human body by breathing [nose and mouth], eating mold spores [often contained IN food and from landing ON food], drinking mold infested water, entry through one's eyes, entry through open skin cuts and sores, and sometimes skin absorption through skin pores. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA], "Most moldy foods should be thrown out. But you might be able to save molding hard cheeses, salami, and firm fruits and vegetables if you cut out not only the mold but a large area around it. Cutting the larger area around the mold is important because much of the mold growth is below the surface of the food." Mold Health Problems Visit Mold Remediation   How to mold remediate a mold infested home. Mold Killing SprayMold Removal Tips

Photograph of mold mushrooms growing in the dirt of a crawl space beneath a mobile home.
Home mold picture: Mold mushrooms growing in the dirt of a crawl space. Pictures of Toxic Mold

"Sick Building Syndrome"

Molds and fungi growing inside buildings may be the source of indoor air-quality problems known as the "sick building syndrome." While the syndrome has been blamed on a variety of causes, from the emissions of particleboard partitions and paints to carpets and cleaning supplies, Georgia Tech research has found that metabolic gases emitted from molds and fungi may be a significant source of airborne volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause indoor air-quality problems. The new research suggests that control measures prescribed for sick buildings may need to be altered to address microbial problems as well as building materials. Mold Health Problems.  Most homes have mold infestation.  Mold Removal Treating

Toxic Black Mold In Homes

Most Homes Have a Mold Problem. Even if your home looks clean, chances are good you've got mold, often at levels high enough to trigger allergy and asthma attacks. That bit of dour news comes courtesy of a new university research study that also found the mold is frequently in areas most people don't associate with it -- windowsills, for instance. After surveying 160 homes in seven U.S. cities, Kelly A. Reynolds of the University of Arizona, Tucson, found that 100 percent of the homes tested positive for mold on some inside surface. The discovered molds were all highly allergenic molds. Read the entire home mold research. "Up to one-third of [non-residential] buildings in industrialized countries are sick," according to the World Health Organization, 1995.   Get your mold question answered FREE about mold environmental health problems. The Ottawa, Canada-based Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) warns in a pamphlet published at its web site that "if you live in a damp house, or have ever experienced flooding, your house may be breeding an often invisible and always unwelcome intruder - mold." Ken Ruest, Senior Researcher with the CMHC points out that, "a lot of people are unaware there's a toxic mold problem until their house is so badly affected they can't live in it anymore."  Toxic black mold in homes is also common. New home mold is also a very common problem.  How to get rid of mold in the home or workplace.

Mold fungi grows well in homes, condominiums, apartments, offices, and other work places and buildings because most property owners and managers do NOT properly maintain building roofs; exterior siding; windows; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning [hvac] equipment and ducts; and plumbing fixtures, water lines, and sewer lines to prevent water intrusion, and/ or they fail to quickly find, detect, search for, and repair mold water plumbing problems such as water leaks, water and sewer breaks, broken water and sewer lines, dripping water, running water, flooding, flood damage, and other water, moisture, humidity, sewer, mold damage problems, black mold infestation, and toxic mold contamination. One square foot of moldy drywall can harbor more than 300 million mold spores.  Avoid the Top 10 Mold Mistakes. Recipes to make your mold disinfectant. Hot Tip: Airborne mold spores from live indoor plants can travel in air currents to cause health problems for occupants and possible mold growth in the home through mold cross-contamination. To help prevent mold, do not keep live plants indoors. Also, you should not keep inside dried flowers and plants upon which mold loves to feast, utilizing high indoor humidity to drive the mold growth. Mold Home Remedy Recipes. Read about Selling or Buying a Moldy Home. Read Bleach Mold Myth. Mold Health Problems  Mold Allergy Medication  Black Mold Home Air Purifiers To Control Mold

The food source for fungal growth in buildings may include cellulose, which can be found in ceiling tile, insulation, sheetrock, as well as wood and dirt. Clothing, carpeting and padding, draperies, upholstered and wood furniture, leather shoes, and other cellulose-based home contents are also favorites for mold to eat and grow. Mold organisms have three modes: (1) active, live mold growth when the mold has your house to eat and access to high humidity or water leaks; (2) dormant mold or inactive mold, when the mold spores and mold colonies go into sleep waiting for renewed access to high humidity or water leaks; and  (3) dead mold [no longer capable of reproducing or living]. All three modes are dangerous to health. Even the smell of dead mold can make mold-sensitive persons sick.   Mold-Bleach-Myth  Mold Health Problems  

Mold Inspection and Mold Testing

The most effective way to find, locate, detect, investigate, and test hidden toxic black mold fungi growth, attack mold problems, repair mold damage, black mold contamination, toxic mold infestation, and elevated levels of airborne mold spores in your home, condo, apartment, office, or work place is to search for mold clues and mold signs with Mold Inspection, Mold Investigation and Mold Testing by a Certified Mold Inspector or a Certified Toxic Mold Investigator Find a Certified Mould Inspector in Canada. Read the Wall Street Journal article [Feb. 12, 2004] about the Certified Mold Inspectors & Contractors Institute. Pay for your own toxic mold inspection and mold tests to know the truth about mold problems at work or in your home, apartment, office, or other real estate. You can also do your own mold sampling by using do-it-yourself mold test kits [available at large hardware, home improvement, and safety stores], Scotch tape lift tape sampling, and bulk sampling. Read the Mold Health GuideLearn how to do your own mold damage restoration and mold repairs. To kill mold infestations, mold contamination, and mold colonies; and get rid of mold, decontaminate mold, destroy mold, eliminate mold, remove mold, & remediate mold spores, mold growth, & mold problems, follow the mold do it yourself directions at Mold Removal & Mold Mart. Need mold expert? Visit Mold Consultant. Mold Law Question?  Recipes to make your own mold disinfectant.    Mold term definitions. Detecting Mold in Home  Mold Home Remedy Recipes. Mold Health Problems   

Mold Remediation and Mold Removal

Just four words neatly summarize what has to be done in effective and safe mold removal and mold remediation: CONTAIN, KILL, REMOVE, and PROTECT. Learn how to do it.  Learn how to find mold and test toxic mold.

        (1) CONTAIN the mold from spreading into uncontaminated areas;
        (2) KILL the mold;                  (3) REMOVE the dead mold; and
        (4) PROTECT the cleaned out area against future mold infestations.


                                         Photograph of substantial white mold growth inside a crawl space beneath a Canadian home.
        Picture of huge amount of white mold growing in the crawl space beneath a home in
        Canada. This mold growth will have also grown into the insides of floors and walls
        located above the floors.

Toxic Black Mold Health Symptoms, Illnesses, Problems

The “toxic mold” term refers to any mold that produces mycotoxins in its spores. Mycotoxins are generally recognized to be cytoxic, meaning they have the capacity to pass through the human cellular wall and disrupt certain cellular processes---causing serious health damage to residents and workers.  Stachybotrys ("black mold"), Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Aspergillus are the four most dangerous indoor toxic molds---frequently found to be growing in homes and workplaces.  Mold Terms Mold Health Problems.

Toxic black mold and fungi problems can cause severe health problems and mold illness such as birth defects, miscarriages, headaches, memory loss, destruction of brain tissue, cancer, allergic reactions, loss of hair, skin disease, open skin sores, skin rashes, skin lacerations, fungal infections, chronic sinusitis, sinus problems, allergies to mold, lung diseases [like Aspergilliosis], and other respiratory illnesses, mold induced infections, and even death. Many asthmatics are sensitive to airborne molds rather than to pollens or animal dander, according to an epidemiological survey published in the Aug. 24, 2002, issue of the British Medical Journal. Read Mold and Health, and new book Mold Health Guide, $15.00. Mold Health Problems.

Learn the available medical mold medical diagnostic procedures and mold infection treatment therapies in the depth book Mold Health Guide. Mayo Clinic report on mold causing chronic sinusitis.  Learn how to handle a mold emergency Mold Home Remedy Recipes.
Mold Health Problems
 

Bleach: NOT effective in Killing Black Toxic Mold

Bleach does NOT kill toxic black mold spores and mold growth or household mold or stop toxic black mold growth on porous surfaces such as wood and other building materials. "While bleach is often recommended for remediation of surface mold on wood, our [university research study] results illustrate that the treatment does not eliminate the surface microflora," is the conclusion of the Oregon State University study of the effects of chlorine bleach on mold growth on Douglas fir wood [an important timber crop in the state of Oregon]. The research study was conducted by Professor Jeffrey Morrell, Dept. of Wood Science, Oregon State University, as assisted by Adam Taylor [graduate research assistant] and Camille Freitag [Senior Research Associate], Forest Products Journal, 54:4, 2004. To learn more about bleach and mold, please visit Bleach Mold Myth Mold Home Remedy Recipes Mold Health Problems  Most homes have mold infestation.   Basement Mold Removal

Environmental molds potentially can result in human illness by the production of allergens, proteases, beta-glucans, and volatile organic compounds, and toxic mycotoxins and mold spores. Any mold of ANY color in elevated levels indoors can cause health problems. The worst mold problems are often the ones you don't see because of hidden mold growth INSIDE walls, floors, ceilings, attics, crawl spaces, basements, and heating/cooling equipment and ducts.
 

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Picture of mold growth in Nathan Hale High School, Seattle, Washington.

Black Mold Picture and Photograph: Serious water damage and mold growth in the Technology Room of Nathan Hale High School, in Seattle, Washington. The mold has been mold lab analyzed as being Stachybotrys, the most deadly indoor mold species. In  close up mold photo on the right, you can see the extensive mold growth in the ceiling of the Nathan Hale High School. See the black mold pictures and photographs above and on the right.

 

Picture of mold growing in ceiling of school in Seattle, Washington.

Indoor mold picture of mold infestation of Nathan Hale High School, in Seattle Washington.

 

Picture of mold mushroom growing in a UK rental flat.

Giant mold mushroom growing indoors next to a window and on a wall because of water intrusion problems in this United Kingdom rental flat.

 

 

 

Photograph of school ceiling Aspergillus and penicillium mold growth.

Home Black Mold Picture: Heavy ceiling Aspergillus [2d most dangerous indoor mold] and Penicillium [3rd most dangerous indoor mold] growth at Hillsborough High School, Tampa, in Trailer 14, used as a school classroom.

 

Hillsborourgh High School of Tampa Florida mold photo.

Black Mold Photograph and Picture: Heavy ceiling mold growth at Hillsborough High School, Tampa, in Trailer 14, used currently as a classroom.

Photograph of penicillium mold growing on a wood support beam.

Home Mold Photograph: Penicillium mold [bluish-green in color] growing on a main wood supportbeam in a mountain cabin home in USA. Learn the 26 recommended Mold Remediation techniques.

 

Inside a heating/cooling duct where the mold is growing, a Black Mold in houses.

Pictures of Black Mold In Houses: Mold growth inside a heating/cooling duct register.

Photograph of Aspergillus mold growing on wood timbers in a house crawl space.

Aspergillus mold growing on the wood floor joists in a crawl space.
More mold photographs

 

Photograph of ceiling mold growth on and inside the ceiling.

Black toxic mold photograph and picture: Advanced case of ceiling mold infestation growing on, inside, and probably also above the ceiling itself [hidden mold growth].

 

Photograph of serious mold growth on an apartment wall in Los Angeles,California.

Serious mold growth on a wall [and probably also inside the wall]
in an apartment in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

Photograph of huge mold growth in a rental apartment.

Huge mold growth in a rental apartment. The landlord has refused to take care of this serious mold health threat. The walls will need to be removed and discarded. Learn the 25 steps for safe and effective mold remediation.

 

Photograph of severe mould growth in a United Kingdom home attic.

Mold growth on the roof sheathing in a loft [attic] of a United Kingdom home

A wall where there's a mold monster growing inside of it.

Mold monster growing hidden inside a wall. It was located because it caused an outward bulge in the drywall. Learn how to do your own mold inspection.

 

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Best Temperatures
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There are three critical temperatures for mold: the temperature below which no growth occurs, the temperature above which no growth occurs, and the temperature at which most rapid growth takes place. Most  mold species grow well in temperatures ranging from 35º to 110º F (2º to 43° C), although there are molds which will grow at almost freezing and others which thrive at over 110º F. The average optimum temp for mold growth is in the eighties F (27+ C). Freezing mold does not kill mold spores or mold colonies---they become dormant waiting for warm temperatures and access to moisture to grow again. Temperature above 170 degrees F kills mold spores & growth.
Moody & Moldy? You may be suffering from health problems caused by mold, which include headaches, diminished brain capacity, and brain damage.

Is your neighbor's house mold-contaminated? The adjacent moldy house mold is very risky to your family health and home investment because air currents can regularly transport airborne mold spores from the moldy exterior of the neighbor's house to mold cross contaminate your entire home by entering your open windows, doors, and fresh air intake of your heating and cooling system.   
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Mold in the Bible

Mold is NOT a new problem for humans. Read the Bible at Leviticus 14:45 "A house desecrated by mildew, mold, or fungus would be a defiled place to live in, so drastic measures had to be taken." Read more from the Bible about mold.
 
How To Control Mold

Mold damage, mold contamination, and mold infestation  have always been threats to people, animals, and plants. Mold Prevention is always needed. "The way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture,” reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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PHONE ORDER: You can place your order by phoning mold consultant Phillip Fry Toll-Free 1-866-300-1616
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EMAIL ORDER:  You can also email your order by printing, completing, and emailing the Email Order Form.

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For mold inspection, mold remediation, and mold prevention for your real estate property anywhere in the world, please contact
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