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Research Shows Mold is Common in Homes

Is Mold Common in Homes?

If someone were to tell you that mold is common in homes, you would probably agree. After all, most of us have opened a container in our refrigerator to find something that has become a breeding ground for mold.

Surprisingly though, that’s not the only type of mold that may be living in your home.

Mold grows in all types of homes, as long as there is moisture. You may not even know you have mold.

In fact, studies have been conducted that shows that household mold can be present in a home without causing any health problems at all. However, mold growth should never be allowed to be “let go.”

If the residents of the home aren’t susceptible to allergens, they can live with mold for years. There is always a small amount of mold present in the air within a home.

This is rarely a cause for concern. It is when the level of mold in the home increases that it needs to be addressed.

Mold will always spread, so as soon as even a small amount is found – the problem should be taken care of immediately and the source stopped.

Mold is found in nature

You just have to wander through any outdoor environment and before long, you’ll discover mold. Mold plays an important and beneficial role in the environment. It eats on the remains of trees, leaves and grass.

Mold will grow on any type of wet or moist surface. Some of the most common sites where mold can be found is listed in the following :

    • Near a water leak:

Pipes wear over time, and if you are doing your own plumbing you may sometimes spring a leak. If you do notice a pool of water beneath a sink or near the tub, that can be a breeding place for mold.

    • Drip-trays:

Both the refrigerator and the air-conditioning units of homes have drip-trays to collect moisture. Mold can grow in these.

    • Condensation areas:

If you have a high level of moisture in your home, you may see some condensation on windows, walls or doors. If this is a continual issue, mold can become a problem.

Every home has damp spots regardless of how hard the homeowner works to eliminate them.

Even a washing machine, dishwasher or tub that overflows can cause water damage to the floor or walls.

You can wipe the excess moisture off of the surface but within the wood mold can begin to grow.

The majority of indoor mold can easily be cleaned without causing any health difficulties. It is this type of mold that is usually found within homes.

The homeowner, once they spot the mold, cleans it, fixes the causing problem and the mold is no longer an issue.

Dangerous Molds & Mycotoxins

However, there are another group of molds that are more serious.

These molds produce toxins that can make anyone who is exposed to them ill. Even breathing in the air near mold that is toxic will cause health problems.

That is why it is very important for anyone who believes that mold in their home is affecting their health, to address the issue immediately.

Tests can be done on the air quality of the home to see if there is a strong level of mold present. Dangerous household mold should be removed by a professional who is educated in the procedure.

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Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team

Victims of Toxic Mold

Are You A Victim of Toxic Mold?

There are so many out there being affected by mold, toxic and non. Toxic mold is so dangerous yet there is no one who seems to understand the dangers caused by the infestation of toxic mold.

Still, there are those few; the few that have to live with it day in and day out, those people out there being severely affected by toxic mold. Deadly Mold.

In the following paragraph an exerpt from a victim of toxic mold – she tells her story :

We are all across the country. Myself, not having a choice but to live in the nightmare has taken my life to destruction. Landlords have a choice whether to remediate the inhabitable home you had chose to live in.

Landlords did not tell me that I was moving into an unsafe, unhealthy apartment that would turn my life and physical health into destruction. Denial is a serious issue as we all know to well. Why don’t landlord’s have to seek professional help when they are in denial?

They are human just as we are, but are not faced with professionals telling them the toxic mold that you claim is affecting your health does not exist even though proven.

To Read the rest of this victim’s story as well as other’s visit the following :

Toxic Mold Victims

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Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team

A Personal Mold Story

The Effects of Mold

Here’s an exerpt from an interesting story of a man named Wayne. Its his personal story and battle with mold.

My trouble started in childhood with my eyes.

They were always itching, especially when I tried to sleep. After a while I developed a nevus on my eye — a hardened blister formation on the white part.

It did not interfere with my vision, but it wasn’t pretty. Eventually I had the nevus surgically removed. I vividly remember the whole procedure. My eyes were wide open.

That night, I went out on my first date with Cynthia, the woman who would later become my wife. During the date, I remember making Cynthia sit on the side of the theater (instead of in the middle seats), so I could turn my eyes and still see the movie, thus relieving the discomfort of having the suture in the corner of my eye.

To read the rest of Wayne’s story visit Dr. Greene.Com

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Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team

Common Wood Mold Kills Multiple Myeloma (Bone Marrow Cancer)

Sound too good to be true?

Well its not!  Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researchers have shown that chaetocin, a by product of common wood mold is carrying possible anti-myeloma agents!

“Dr. Bible’s team has shown for the first time that chaetocin has promising anti-myeloma activity. They found that chaetocin’s promise includes the ability to:

  • Kill myeloma cells harboring a diverse array of genetic abnormalities
  • Cause biological changes and induce oxidative stress in myeloma cells, leading to their death
  • Selectively kill myeloma cells with superior efficacy to commonly-used anti-myeloma drugs including dexamethasone and doxorubicin
  • Reduce myeloma growth in mice
  • Rapidly accumulate in cancer cells

To find out more on this awesome discovery see EurekAlert

– THe Moldblogger Team

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