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Infowars Doctor Acknowledges Dangers of Mold

Infowars Doctor Acknowledges the Hidden Health Dangers of Mold and Yeast

In a video published on YouTube on March 11 of 2007, Infowars reporter Millie Weaver interviewed Dr. Edward F. Group III. The topic was the hidden health dangers of mold and yeast. Here at MoldBlogger, we may not agree with every perspective presented on Infowars, but when it comes to fungi—specifically, a publicized discussion on it—we’re more than willing to lend an ear.
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window molds due to winter

Dangers of Mold and Mildew during the Winter

Unless you live in Florida or some other sunny locale, you’re likely going to be confronted with snow and ice during the winter. Humidity may not be as much of a problem in the winter, but constant snow fall, ice storms, and melting ice and snow can make a slush pile in your yard and driveway and seep into the crevices of your home. It may come in through the windows or doorways, or it may leak into the roof or the foundation. You may even track it in on your shoes.
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Black Mold Forces Family To Leave Rental

Mold is a serious problem and one that tends to be ignored until its too late. In May of 2011, a rental tenant in Pleasant Valley, Missouri made the decision to leave her rental unit after discovering a serious case of black mold in the basement. From the story:

“The black mold is so bad inside one metro rental home that a mom and her five kids are moving out after a mold expert said the levels are the second highest he’s ever found. The landlord says he had no idea the mold had gotten so bad, but he now promises to fix it.” (Read the full article on Fox4KC.com)

The trouble comes in when the land lord, well meaning I’m sure, recommended vinegar as the solution. Its somewhat like handing someone a coat hangar to fend off a charging rhinoceros – not much good.

If you’ve found black mold in your home, take it seriously. The long term consequences of black mold exposure can be devastating and even deadly. If you’re looking for professional help, choose a remediator carefully. Experience is key.

Know someone who has been affected by black mold or have our own story to share? Send us your story!

Keep fighting!

Mold in Jamaica

Moisture: The Reason for Mold

With Jamaica’s recent hurricanes, moisture has caused Mold to be a major problem in the homes and lives of local Jamaicans.

What are they having to deal with?

— It’s necessary to deal with the problem as it can cause burning and watering eyes; nasal and sinus congestion; skin irritation and coughing. It can also aggravate medical problems like asthma, allergies, conditions which weaken immune defences and lung disease, especially in the elderly and the young.

But what of the musty smell that usually accompanies the fuzz?

“Once the place is dried up … the odour will go away,” Mrs. Hincliffe said. This might be easier said than done, judging from the little sunlight we have had since the rains that have pelted the island for so long. —

Read the rest of ‘Mold in Jamaica’ at Moisture: The Mold Problem

6 Tips for Removing Mold

1. Protect your eyes, nose and skin when cleaning mould.

2. Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mould growth.

3. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mould growth.

4. In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).

5. Clean mould off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, carpets, linoleum that are mouldy, may need to be replaced.

6. Clean drapes and carpets when they can dry properly.

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Source: Sacha Walters – Staff Reporter for the Jamaica Gleaner News

School District Partially Responsible for Mold Problem

Severe Mold Found in The Saint Francis School District

Mold Inspectors found mold growing in 25 out of 32 of the Saint Francis School District’s portable school buildings.

According the builder’s of the portable structures, the school is atleast partially responsible for the outbreaks of mold.

The senior VP of the corporation says :

“There have been some modifications made to this building that certainly led to some issues that the buildings are encountering today,” said Kevin Bremer, the Senior VP of Operations at ModSpace Corporation.

Bremer said the district’s work on the heating and air conditioning units added to the buildings’ moisture and eventually, mold.

Bremer said the district also exacerbated the problem by cutting into the walls.

For more information on Mold in the St. Francis School District visit
Mold: Company Vs School District

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Source : KARE 11 TV

Found! A Hidden Mold Infested Room

Hidden Room Infested with Mold!

After buying a 75,000 dollar home, the homeowner moved her bookcase and what did she find? ALL kinds of mold! Listen to her story!

A secret room hidden behind a bookcase in Kerri and Jason Brown’s house was recently discovered to contain so much mold that according to a handwritten note found inside, which started with “You found it!” the previous homeowner moved because of it.

Read the outcome of the Brown’s amazing story! Mold Infested Home

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Affresh Tablets V. Mold

High Efficiency Washing Machines & Mold

Do you have a high efficiency washing machine?

If so, these tablets may be for you. Front loaders tend to seal extremely well, maybe too well trapping the moisture in allowing mold to grow.

If this mold grows it will give out a very non-appetizing smell. How can you get rid of this moldy odor?

To combat (or prevent) an odor problem, Whirlpool developed Affresh tablets. The tablets are said to prevent residues from accumulating. And if a problem has already begun, the company recommends using one tablet in three consecutive washes.

Read more on Affresh Tablets by visiting News-Leader.com

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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

Parents Not A Fan Of Mold Cleanup

Following up with yesterday’s story, I was doing some research this evening and found out that the parents of the high school in Kenton County, Kentucky, aren’t happy with the cleanup! They protest that their children are still suffering from the mold problem even with the supposed ‘clean up’. According to one mother:

“I won’t be satisfied that they’ve done the job they should do to get (the mold) out, because I think they’ve been hiding this for a long, long time.”

It was some pretty serious stuff.. They found over 15 square feet of active toxic mold growing within the school.

Pick up the rest of the story here.

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