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FEATURED ARTICLE: 1 Feb 2012

Mold - A Significant Biological Hazard

According to public health expert, Dr. Joseph Jarvis: "While it may not be possible to determine the level of exposure needed to cause a problem, ... there is much documentation that exposure to indoor mold can cause respiratory allergies in some people. Often, some experts say, the first sign of mold is an allergic reaction that occurs only inside the house and improves when the person leaves. Also, a musty odor generally indicates mold." As is apparent in the advice provided by the State of Washington, once mold has taken hold in a home or business, adequate cleanup can become a complex and cumbersome process. In order to avoid excessive costs linked to repeated ineffective cleanup efforts, Aerotech recommends that a professional assessment be completed to ascertain the original source of the problem, the current extent of the problem and to determine options with regard to ideal courses of action. Where necessary we may recommend that professional cleanup (remediation) be performed in order to insure that your mold problem is thoroughly addressed. Prevention, early identification, and rapid remediation are the keys to maintenance of healthy indoor air conditions.

The adjacent image reveals extensive mold growth on the walls in an interior room of a residence. Unattended, mold growth can permanently damage materials and buildings. The image above this article reveals natural mold growth on decaying leaves fallen to the ground surface. Current statistics for mold spore content in exterior air may be found at many locations where weather and health information are provided.

A National Mold Spore Map

Complete Document:

2012-01-09-Education-Indoor Air Quality-1
Mold, A Significant Biological Hazard

Related Documents:

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Reference: Mold Guide (USEPA):
USEPA - Mold Guide

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Reference: 'Got Mold' (WA Dept. of Health):
WA State Dept. of Health - 'Got Mold'

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Reference: A National Mold Spore Map - Current Conditions (www.weather.com):
A National Mold Spore Map - Current Conditions

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Reference: 'The Facts About Mold' (AIHA):
The Facts About Mold - AIHA

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Mold - A Significant Biological Hazard


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