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Black Mold is Dangerous

Black Mold is Dangerous Just the mere mention of the term “black mold” is often enough to terrify a homeowner and rightly so. Black mold is also known as stachybotrys chartarum. It is a fairly common mold and can produce potent toxins. Like other types of mold, stachybotrys requires a moist environment to thrive. Black mold will grow in any part of a home where it can find sufficient dampness. Areas of a home that are often damp and humid include basements and crawl spaces that have leaks as well as bathrooms....

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Deadly Poison:Secondhand Smoke

Deadly Poison:Secondhand Smoke Conflicting Smoking Rules How is it possible at this late hour in the anti-smoking movement there remains one or two Vegas casino that are either non-smoking or even provide a serious non-smoking section? Why everywhere else and not Nevada? The official answer: Because they can. The long-standing claim in Las Vegas has always been that gamblers are smokers, and that the activities literally go hand-in-hand for an important population. Those claims are starting to lose their credibility, though,...

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Best Cancer Screening Tests

Best Cancer Screening Tests “With thermography as your regular screening tool, it’s likely that you would have the opportunity to make adjustments to your diet, beliefs, and lifestyle to transform your cells before they became cancerous. Talk about true prevention”. — Christiane Northrup, M.D.  It is a sign of the times that women have been trained to be so afraid of breast cancer that they’ll often willingly sacrifice their breasts just to relieve their anxiety—sometimes called “surveillance...

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Moisture and Mold: Are They Damaging Your Health?

Moisture and Mold: Are They Damaging Your Health? Does Your Home Have Excessive Moisture? If you’ve ever lived in an old house, chances are you’ve had some sort of encounter with damp. But, even poorly designed new buildings or internal water leaks can leave you facing a damp problem. Poorly ventilated bathrooms are often a haven for excess moisture in the home, and this can lead to a damp problem and mold growth. The tell-tale sign of a damp problem is often a musty, stale smell. On further inspection, a patch of affected wall or ceiling...

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Ways Mold Can Ruin Your Life

Ways Mold Can Ruin Your Life A Destroying Fungus Mold is more common than we’d like to realize, and while it may not impact us on a daily basis, it’s possible that this pesky fungus will eventually come and kick us in the butt. Even if you don’t think about it often, there are many ways that mold can have a negative impact on your life. However, when you’re more aware of the potential dangers it possesses, you have a better chance of getting ahead of it. Check out the following four ways that mold can ruin your...

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Pets And Mold

Pets And Mold Mold-Inviting Scenarios in the Life and Home of a Pet Owner While the most ideal locations for mold to grow are kitchens, bathrooms, and basements—as they generally provide mold spores daily access to a bountiful supply of decaying organic material (dirt, dust, sweat, food, urine, hair, body oils, etc.)—mold will grow wherever its needs are even remotely met. With the potential of microscopic mold spores naturally teeming in the thousands (if not millions) inside and outside the home, it...

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Household Mold Exposure Symptoms

Household Mold Exposure Symptoms What are the Symptoms of Mold Exposure? When a person feels ill they may not immediately consider the cause to be mold. Mold can and does cause serious health problems in many people. Exposure to mold has several symptoms including: A skin rash:Although you may think that the skin can only become inflamed by direct contact with the mold this isn’t always the case. You can develop redness in your skin simply from inhaling the fumes from the mold.  Eye irritation: Mold can cause both...

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Symptoms Of Mold In The Home

Symptoms Of Mold In The Home Signs of an Unhealthy Home When it comes to mold, the most commonly discussed topics are moisture and the effects of mold on the health of the home’s residents. While moisture and health concerns are vital symptoms of mold that can’t be ignored, it is still important that the homeowner or renter be prepared to recognize the presence of mold long before excessive moisture and bad health set off alarms. Think of your home like you would your own body. When you’re ill, your body displays...

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