Investing in our home and health can have extremely beneficial results, especially long-term. While…
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What are Mycotoxins?
Mycotoxins are the secondary metabolites released by fungi which are toxic and can cause…
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What is Mold and How is it Different than Mildew?
You see something strange and unsightly on the surfaces in your home and immediately your mind starts questioning what it is and how to get rid of it. Is it mold? Is it mildew? What is mold anyway and how is it different than mildew? How does one clean or get rid of mold or mildew? Are mold and mildew the same thing?
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How to Clean Mold From Wood
Wood is exceptionally vulnerable to mold because it is made up of a deeply penetrable and fibrous material that easily absorbs moisture.
Black mold is a serious problem for people of all ages, but for the elderly—who have a more vulnerable immune system—it could very well be much worse, especially if the early warning signs aren’t easily recognized by the victims or their caretakers.
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Black Mold Symptoms in Babies
When a baby breathes in mycotoxins (the toxic substance produced by mold spores), the blood vessels in the baby’s lungs are weakened, potentially causing pulmonary hemorrhaging—bleeding within the baby’s lungs. The more exposure a baby has to mold, the more likely he or she will develop a chronic or even life-threatening condition.
When mold appears on food, it typically means that you should throw it out. However, that may not always be the case with cheese.
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How to Prevent Mold Growth in Food Storage This Independence Day
The Fourth of July marks the birth of the United States as an independent…
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Where Does Black Mold Grow?
Stachybotrys chartarum (sometimes Stachybotrys atra)—commonly known otherwise as “black mold”—is a greenish-black mold usually accompanied by a distinctive odor.
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Shopping for a House? 5 Things to Look Out for to Avoid Buying a Moldy Home
Searching for a new home can be a stressful and complicated process, but one thing you will want to watch out for when evaluating if a house is right for you is whether or not it has a mold issue. Mold is a destructive and unhealthful house guest, one you don’t want inhabiting a home you wish to buy. To avoid all the headaches and difficulties of owning a moldy home, make sure to take note of these five ways to inspect your prospective home as you search the real estate market. These can also be applied to looking for a mold-free rental home or apartment as well.
In an earlier article, titled “Foods to Avoid When You Have Mold or Yeast…
While all cheese can grow mold, there is a selection of cheeses specifically—and deliberately—infused…
While you may be familiar with the visual evidence of mold growth on foods…
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The 3 Worst States to Live In if You’re Sensitive to Mold
It’s a well-known fact that high humidity can facilitate significant mold growth, but it…
Tinea pedi, or Athlete’s Foot, is not the only common foot fungus. There are many different types of foot fungus that affect people, but the causes and remedies are all relatively the same. In this article, we’re going to look at the common causes of foot fungus and the universal foot fungus treatment that can improve them all.
Toe-nail fungus is probably one of the more long-lasting fungal infections you can develop. It comes on slow and takes its time leaving. For most people, it doesn’t leave at all, and a doctor’s visit is in order. If you’re not interested in meeting with your doctor and intend to treat toe-nail fungus on your own, we won’t stop you, but what we can do is give you a list of the best essential oils to consider for treatment.
On March 13, 2022, Bloomberg.com shared Teresa Ghilarducci’s opinion on how to “reconfigure consumption…
One of the most overlooked signs of a fungal infection—mold or Candida yeast—is chapped…
Let’s tackle an uncomfortable topic: yeast infections. Contrary to popular belief, yeast infections are…
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The Mold Act Ushers in a New Law for California Landlords
Attention all California landlords and renters! Beginning January 1, 2022, all residential landlords are required by law to present a copy of the booklet “Information on Dampness and Mold for Renters in California” to every potential renter before they enter into a rental or lease agreement.