All posts tagged mold allergy

Will Bleach Kill Mold?

Many people think Bleach is the go-to to “kill” mold, but this can cause more damage than good. OSHA and the EPA have specifically advised AGAINST the use of bleach for mold remediation for several reasons. Bleach’s main function is to disinfect and bleach the color. It can only disinfect…

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What is Toxic “Black Mold”?

The term “Toxic Mold” is often called “Black Mold”. There is only one type of mold that is commonly called “toxic” or “black” mold. This is Stachybotrys chartarum. It is important to note that not all molds that appear black are Stachybotrys. While the Stachybotrys mold itself is not toxic,…

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How much mold is “safe”?

As explained in a previous blog, it is not necessarily the amount of surficial mold growth that is a potential issue in a home, office or other indoor environment; it is the quantity and type(s) of airborne mold.  Airborne mold is what you are exposed to in your body via…

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Toxic Mold: Your Pets Are at Risk, Too

Most people know that mold, especially it’s most dangerous toxic type, is extremely harmful for their health. Allergies and health damage are not even the most serious consequences of mold exposure, with lethal cases also known. Not many are aware, though, that their favorite cats and dogs are at the…

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Do You Suffer from Allergy All Year Round?

Allergies, unfortunately, have become very common, but if your symptoms last throughout the year without any apparent cause, it’s time to start looking in the house. Mold is one of the trickiest allergens: for one thing, it is difficult to spot in mild cases, and you may live in a…

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