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Please Note: the spelling of Mold or Mould depends on the origination of the story. The Canadian version of the word includes the 'u'.

2004-Edition 1 EACO Mould Guidelines (download in PDF format)

The Infectiousness of Mould: Toxic Mould Claims in Canada?

Mould Worries Real Estate Sector
Industry facing more claims over damage related to sometimes-deadly spores.

Toxic Intruder:
Black Mold Panic Has Families Fleeing Their Homes

Believe it or not, families around the country are fleeing their homes — or having them destroyed — because of an insidious intruder they say is making them sick.

Mold Lawsuits Have Industry Feeling Vulnerable as Larger Projects are Eyed
But contractors draft a manifesto to focus attention on suits.

Workplace Guidelines for Recognition, Assessment and Control
Occupational Health and Safety Council of Ontario.

Moulds, Controlling Exposure is Essential By Dru Sahai, M.Sc.(A), Project Coordinator, CSAO
By Dru Sahai, M.Sc.(A), Project Coordinator, CSAO

The Condominium Owners' Guide to Mold
Complete Guide to understanding mold and how to prevent growth in your condominium.

Toxic Mold and the Sick Building Syndrome
One well-known public health official has stated, "The 'sick building' term is a misnomer. It's inaccurate and it enflames people. Buildings aren't sick; people are sick."

About Mold; Actions to Take
Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance when moisture is present.

Toxic Mold: The Next Asbestos?
by David Hilgen
Stachybotrys. It's not exactly a household word. But it's a household problem that is giving homeowners insurers fits.

Molds Increase Severity of Asthma
British Medical Journal
Severe asthma in adults may be associated with sensitivity to airborne molds rather than pollens, finds a study in this week's BMJ.

The development of standards will assist risk managers, underwriters, brokers, claims adjusters and attorneys in addressing mold problems that they encounter.

Indoor Environment Division Partner Alert:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Potential Association Between Indoor Mold Growth and Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Infants

Determining Negative Air, Air Changes, Containment During Mold Remediation
By Gary Kruse
dvances in technology and science continue to occur at ever increasing speeds. As more information is being produced, companies must stay abreast of new developments or find themselves falling behind their competitors. The disaster restoration industry is certainly no exception.

Procedures for Cleaning of Fungus and Molds

Predicting Mold Growth in Walls
Moisture levels in the building envelope can cause biological, chemical, or structural damage to construction materials in houses. The type of damage depends on the temperature, moisture levels, time of exposure and mechanical loading and also the types of building materials. In wood-frame construction, wood products may be damaged by biological activity.

Stachybotrys Mold can cause serious Health and Financial problems!
Cost of cleanup and corporate liabilities.

Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments
"The New York City Protocol".

Mold Abatement Removal Work Has Not Been Done Properly In Some Schools and Public Buildings
Everyday in Ontario Mold and Fungus removal and abatement work in our schools and public buildings is done improperly. It is the opinion of many professional Consulting Engineers and Environmental Consultants involved in Ontario's Environmental Abatement Industry, the mold abatement work is not being removed properly, by unqualified contractors and their untrained staff.

Containing Noxious Mold
Mold stinks. No argument. Feed the fungi, water it, keep it in the dark and it will prosper. Disturb it and it will attack. No arguments there, either. Beyond that, in the wars against the most prolific building pest of the 1990s, almost everything else is up in the air. One big exception The cost of abating extensive building mold growth--at best an irritant, at worst a killer--can be "astronomical."

CBS News: An Insidious Mold
Some strains of Stachybotrys cause allergies, asthma and skin rashes. Others produce mycotoxins, released into the air. These toxins can seriously damage the lungs and central nervous system.

Facts About Mold
Molds (fungi) are present EVERYWHERE -indoors and outdoors. They serve an important, positive role, by helping to break down organic matter. There are more than 100,000 species of mold. At least 1,000 species of molds are common in the U.S.

Toxic Effects of Indoor Mold
This statement describes molds, their toxic properties, and their potential for causing toxic respiratory problems in infants. Guidelines for pediatricians are given to help reduce exposures to mold in homes of infants. This is a rapidly evolving area and more research is ongoing.



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