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The AP reported yesterday ("Monster Mold Threatens Health in the South") that, in the aftermaths of Hurricane Katrina and Rita, flooded homes and hospitals are now contaminated by mold.
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June 14, 2012 at 09:41 PM
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June 12, 2012 at 10:33 AM
doesn't matter if it's toxic or not both are bad dude. Especially at those anuomts i'd be more afraid for what you cannot see. IE behind the drywall etc .Might want to "cut out" a sample are (2 4 inch sq) and see what's on the other side .
June 12, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
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August 12, 2010 at 01:42 PM
That doesn't surprise me at all. Mold can take a hold withing 72 hours of a waterloss if drying does not begin right away. In the case of these floods building materials stayed wet for prolonged periods of time - too long.
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August 12, 2010 at 01:39 PM
This sounds pretty worrying...measures have to be taken and the problem handled and rooted out from the core.
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July 31, 2009 at 12:00 PM
Is it harmful for kids?i have no idea of what kind of mold do they have?
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July 29, 2009 at 05:59 PM
Im sure that mold is HAZARDOUS to just about anyone that comes into contact with it!
August 13, 2008 at 12:54 PM
STUDY FINDS MOLD MAY ONLY BE HAZARDOUS TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND THEIR FAMILIES
As if government officials did not have enough to worry about in these days of allegations of rampant corruption, a new study finds they may be more susceptible to ‘toxic mold’ exposure than their constituents.
October 18, 2005
While the average citizens of New Orleans are being encouraged to return to the city with little warning of potential health hazards from breathing mold and the toxins they produce, Governor Kathleen Blanco has been residing outside of the Governor’s mansion. The mansion has been undergoing a taxpayer paid $800,000 renovation, $500,000 of which is for mold removal.
In 2003, Bryan Brown, who leads the consumer protection division for Kansas State Atty. Gen. Phill Kline, sued Kansas Republican Party Chairman Tim Shallenburger over the home Brown purchased from Shallenburger, which was reported to have mold. Brown said things started falling apart in the house and that his children became ill because of mold.
Mr. Brown has not taken any known stance in the state of Kansas to assist numerous average citizens claiming difficulty from mold. This would support the current scientific evidence frequently used in mold litigation - mold is only dangerous for government officials and their families.
As further evidence of this phenomenon and according to a survey conducted by the University of Calima, 99.9% of average citizens complaining of mold illnesses are reported to be liars and whiners - including infants. This survey was graciously funded by a grant from the National Insurance Affiliations.
After a $5.6 million dollar renovation of the South Carolina Governors Mansion three years earlier, First Lady Jenny Sanford said stachybotrys was causing health problems with her family. Stachybotrys is a known toxin producing mold.
According to Mike Sponhour, spokesman for the South Carolina State Budget and Control Board which oversees maintenance on the building, “We understand the concern the first lady has for the health of her family and children. We take that very seriously. We’re committed to doing everything we can to fix the problem and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Like numerous other government officials’ families from across the US, Governor Sanford’s family is apparently highly susceptible to mold induced illnesses.
Another government official who may suffer from susceptibility that the average citizen does not, is North Carolina Governor Mike Easley. In August of this year, he and his family were forced to move from the governor’s mansion because of mold. This is the second time in four years that the 114 year old mansion has been invaded by mold. According to Secretary of Administration, Gwynn Swinson, the governor and his family needed to clear out for health reasons.
A study done earlier this year was able to establish average citizens as those who may not suffer from the same mold illness susceptibility as analyzed in the Government Officials’ Study. Dr. Emil Bardana, President of the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (ACAAI) and prolific expert witness in mold litigation, examined 50 mold cases where people were evaluated by the physicians retained largely by the representatives of defendants. The study by allergist Bardana concluded that no credible medical evidence has emerged to link mold exposure to the wide range of serious medical conditions associated with toxic mold syndrome - which is a poisoning, not an allergy.
Although memory and immunological complications have been reported by many Americans who have been exposed to mold in prior flooded buildings, a WebMD Health Advisory regarding toxic mold syndrome and issued to the public in September of this year quoted allergist Bardana as saying, “We know that mold can make people sick if they end up in the foods they eat. But there is little evidence that inhaled environmental mold exposure can cause the serious illnesses that are attributed to it.”
It is unclear if the health advisory by the President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology regarding no known ill health from inhaling mold applies to government officials and their families or only the public at large.
After the implication of safety from the Public Health Advisory, sales of HazMat suits that are typically worn to protect from inhaling mold during remediation are anticipated to decline. “Golly, who knew we could breathe that stuff in all day long and it wouldn’t hurt us one bit besides a runny nose. I’m just buyin’ me and my boys some gloves,” said Bubba Smith, owner of a brand new remediation company that provides expert advice to the citizens of New Orleans regarding mold clean up. Mr Smith was unable to remember the name of his new company.
Through the University of Mississippi, additional research by ACAAI allergists is underway to determine if stress from Katrina plays any role in increasing the impact of mold on the average citizen. It is uncertain if the focus of this research is the stress from Katrina itself, or the stress of having the medical community not acknowledge and treat the known neurotoxic effects caused by some molds – in the general public.
Either way, physicians writing prescriptions for antidepressant medications and referrals to allergists are anticipated to rise. Antifungal prescriptions are thought to remain stable. The number of mold litigation cases currently clogging our courts is anticipated to increase – furthering the need for services of expert witnesses.
Although the Government Officials Study was massive in the number observed to have required extensive mold remediation for the protection of their families that average citizens did not, including George W. Bush and the Governor of Mississippi, it was inconclusive in establishing if these government positions made officials more susceptible to mold illnesses than their constituents, or if their positions might actually have served to benefit the health of they and their families.
Bubba Smith, the National Insurance Affiliations, the University of Calima and a study of Gov’t Officials Mold Susceptiblity are FICTIOUS. Other information including direct quotes are REAL.
SOURCE: The Centers for Disease Control:
Mold Toxins (Mycotoxins)
Much of the information on the human health effects of inhalation exposure to mycotoxins comes from studies done in the workplace and some case studies or case reports.* Many symptoms and human health effects attributed to inhalation of mycotoxins have been reported including: mucous membrane irritation, skin rash, nausea, immune system suppression, acute or chronic liver damage, acute or chronic central nervous system damage, endocrine effects, and cancer.
More studies are needed to get a clear picture of the health effects related to most mycotoxins. However, it is clearly prudent to avoid exposure to molds and mycotoxins.
SOURCE: Annals of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, September 2005. The Official Publication for the ACAAI
By Will Boggs, MD
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mold and dampness can cause coughing and wheezing, but there is little evidence to support the existence of the so-called toxic mold syndrome, according to a report by researchers at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.
Toxic mold syndrome -- illnesses caused specifically by exposure to mold -- continues to cause public concern despite a lack of evidence that supports its existence, researchers explain in the September issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Several critical reviews have failed to find scientific support for toxic effects from breathing in mold spores as a viable mechanism of human disease, they add.
Dr. Barzin Khalili and Dr. Emil J. Bardana, Jr. describe the clinical characteristics of 50 patients with complaints of illness they attributed to mold exposure in their home or workplace. The patients had been referred by a defense attorney in a civil litigation or by insurance adjusters representing worker's compensation agencies.
There was no consistent set of symptoms, the authors report, with patients having an average of more than eight symptoms. Most patients reported a family or personal history of allergy or asthma.
Three quarters of the patients had abnormal physical examination results, the researchers note, with inflammation of the eye or skin and congestion occurring most commonly.
Thirty patients had other non-mold-related illnesses that could explain most, if not all, of their mold-related complaints, the report indicates, and nearly two thirds of the individuals had evidence of a previously diagnosed mood disorder.
"In fact," the investigators write, "when the entire history and objective evidence were scrutinized, a number of well-established and plausible diagnoses emerged that explained many, if not all, the complaints."
In a commentary in the journal, Dr. Abba I. Terr from UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco contends that toxic mold disease is "the latest in a series of environmentally related pseudo-illnesses" that include multiple chemical sensitivity, also known as idiopathic environmental intolerance, and chronic fatigue syndrome, which was attributed at one time to infection with Epstein-Barr virus.
"Since these authors have determined that the patients they describe do not have a mold-related disease but are nevertheless seeking compensation for presumed illness through a legal process that has defined it in those terms, toxic mold disease is truly a diagnosis of litigation," Terr concludes.
Do not panic over mold. It is everywhere and in typical settings will most likely not harm you. But, IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONES ARE EXPERIENCING ILL HEALTH with a variety of symptoms after exposure to a damp building - yet your doctor is not educated to recognize your illness may be caused by a ‘sick building’ - Provide your doctor with the following Guide from the Univeristy of Conneticutt. This information may also be accessed through the website of the EPA.
Clinician's Guidance on Moisture & Mold in the Indoor Environment
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October 18, 2005 at 06:31 AM
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