black mold


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A fungus, Stachybotrys Chatarum, found in moist environments which may cause nasal congestion, eye irritation, fever, wheezing, shortness of breath

black mold

Stachybotrys chatarum Public health A fungus found in moist environments–eg, schools, etc, which may cause nasal congestion, eye irritation, fever, wheezing, SOB
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Just spraying the mold will not be the solution if it's black mold.
This is a constant concern then since black mold causes serious problems for younger family members.
And in this case here, if any other society or any other person [reported] that black mold was confirmed in any building that they worked in or lived in, they would be evacuated immediately," said Dakota Plains ChiefOrville Smoke.
Toxic mold, Stachybotrys chartarum or black mold, naturally grows in indoor environments where there is constant moisture; it can grow on material with a high cellulose and low nitrogen content, like fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust and lint.
Unlike the ATP test, which detects all living cells regardless of what those cells are, the "Informant 15 Minute Black Mold Detection Test" detects only specific sub-species of Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Stachybotrys.
By teaming with the Internet marketers at Prospect Genius to create a strong online presence for its bio cleaning company, Bio Restore 24 is working to improve accessibility for customers, while at the same time tracking the effectiveness of its online marketing programs to reach those seeking biohazard cleanup, black mold removal, and other vital property cleaning services.
Black mold, he said, is unhealthy and can show up weeks or months later if not removed properly.
Forensic investigator Dan Bridge, who got his start working on black mold issues a decade ago, joked that he keeps a shrine of a piece of drywall in his home.
Workers remove black mold, paint homes and replace roofs, broken windows and screens, said Jamie Smith, an assistant at the center.
Black mold poses a health risk only to those who have respiratory allergies or who have inflammatory lung disease.
BCS cleans our offices during the week, but when we discovered that we had a black mold problem, I was happy to learn that they also do mold remediation.
Indoor plumbing fixtures are the main growth area for black mold