The Facts About Mould
Basement mildew can be detected by sight and/or musty or moldy smell. It is hard to completely eliminate since basements are known to be damp most of the times. Basement mildew can be caused by a leak, humidity, or a combination of both. The mildew spores will not grow if moisture is not present. The… [Continue Reading]
It can be nerve-wracking if you either suspect or know that mold is growing in your home. Mold in home is unsightly and it destroys any material it grows on including clothes and shoes. Mold in home will grow on damp walls, wallpaper, PVC/paper wall covering, gypsum board, dust (from floor, carpet and mattress, and upholstered-furniture),… [Continue Reading]
There are several mold types. Many people seek to define mold types by their colour that is: ‘green mold’ or ‘white mold’, ‘grey mold’ or ‘brown mold’, or, even more general, ‘black mold’ versus ‘non-black mold’. Unfortunately, the colour of a mold rarely tells you anything useful: there are harmful and non-harmful kinds of mold… [Continue Reading]
There are a lot of half-truths and outright lies floating around regarding mould, held as truths by most people. It’s hard to know what’s what, especially when the phrase “black mould” starts getting thrown around. This is a collection of those myths, together with the actual information, in the hopes of putting some of these… [Continue Reading]
There are a lot of half-truths and outright lies floating around regarding mould, held as truths by most people. It's hard to know what's what, especially when the phrase "black mould" starts getting thrown around. This is a collection of those myths, together with the actual information, in the hopes of putting some of these to rest. You may also be interested to read Frequently Asked Mould Questions.
Myths and Facts About Black Mould and Other Moulds
Black Mould Myths
Myth #1: There is only one type of black mould, and it's very bad.
Fact: In actuality, there are a lot of moulds that look black. The type of black mould that made the news years ago, associated with a lot of ill health effects, was called Stachybotrys (pronounced 'stack-ee-bot-riss'). However, there are a ton of other moulds that look black, and are fairly common and generally not of concern. The take-home message here is that not all black moulds are 'bad'.
Myth #2: Only black moulds are bad. Other …
Health Canada warns "Mold, carbon monoxide and radon are three of the most serious contaminants affecting indoor air - each of these can have serious impacts on our health."
Indoor air quality contamination isn't just an institutional concern
Indoor air quality and sick building syndrome are related health problems. Although air quality is often a concern in institutional buildings such as offices, hospitals and schools, indoor air quality is also a concern in your home.
It's important to …
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