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    Molds

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    in contact with mold everyday of their lives. Because people are indoors so often, harmful mold normally grows inside. There are three types of molds, allergenic, pathogenic, and toxigenic. The most common are allergenic and pathogenic found in homes. These molds tend to grow in damp places, such as, bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. Within these growing molds, they produce spores (Flappen et al, 1999). Spores are used to pollinate and settle in damp locations to produce more molds. These spores

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    Instances of Mold

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    Instances of Mold Mold is a fungus that can be found in damp places like bathrooms and basements. Mold travels in the air as tiny spores. The spores find their way to a wet area. This is where the spores breed and grow. Effects of Mold on Human Health Great exposure to mold can cause a lot of health problems. Mold can effect the human health by causing allergies, infections, and toxicity. Those most at risk are infants and children, the elderly, pregnant women, allergy and asthma patients

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    Toxic Mold

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    The subject of black mold gathered a lot of attention in the late 1990’s. Up to that time, little attention had been given to this topic and there were few government regulations regarding black mold. According to the US EPA from their on-line course (http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldcourse/index.html), molds are organisms that may be found indoors and outdoors. They are part of the natural environment and play an important role in the environment by breaking down and digesting organic material, such

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    Smile Molds

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    Slime Molds There are over 500 different types of slime molds, or myxomycetes as the scientific world calls them. Slime molds have been difficult to classify for years do to the fact that they exhibit characteristics of both fungi and animals. In the feeding stage, the slime molds moves about as a mass of protoplasm(the plasmodium)feeding on bacteria, spores, and other organic matter, much like an amoeba does. When conditions become unfavorable , the plasmodium changes, taking on the appearance

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    Slime molds

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    slime mold slime mold or slime fungus,a heterotrophic organism once regarded as a fungus but later classified with the Protista. In a recent system of classification based on analysis of nucleic acid (genetic material) sequences, slime molds have been classified in a major group called the eukarya (or eukaryotes), which includes plants and animals. There are two groups of slime molds, the plasmodial slime molds of the phylum (division) Myxomycota and the cellular slime molds of Acrasiomycota. Slime

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    Musty Odor Mold

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    Track Down A Musty Odor And Remove Mold From Your Home If you notice a musty odor in your home, you probably have mold growing somewhere you can't see. Mold is a very common problem in homes, but it usually doesn't grow out of control unless there is a leak or flood. Mold loves damp wood and humid conditions. It can grow behind drywall and under sinks when you are unaware you even have a water leak. Here's what you can do when you notice the smell of mildew or mold in your home. Check For Water Leaks

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    The Effects of Acids on Molds

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    research/information on molds and how they are affected by acids. There is not sufficient information on the elimination or prevention of molds on household and grocery items. To test possible solutions, the growth of mold will be examined using different acids to help keep the mold at a low quantity. Two different substances, one with a high acidity and one with a low acidity, will be used along with water as our “mold repellants”. At the conclusion of each trial, each acid’s ability to prevent mold growth will

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    alcohol, vinegar) can help mold grow slower on leather? (Outside) Awareness of the problem can go along way in the horse industry because it will prevent the mold growing on the tack and on other leather products. Mold has been on the planet Earth over 400 million years. There are more than 100,000 different types of mold identified and 1,000 are, found in the United States. Mold reproduces in tiny spores that migrate from outdoor to indoor air. To grow indoors all the mold needs is the correct temperature

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    HOW TO SPOT MOLD AND CONTROL IT IN WASHINGTON STATE Mold, although it makes us shudder in disgust, can be a real problem in Washington State and throughout the Puget Sound region. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is two-to-five times more polluted than the air outdoors and as the rainy season continues in the Northwest, moisture accumulation will support mold growth. Molds are very common indoors as the mold spores spread easily and can cause severe damage to

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    Even though this is a website for Do-It-Yourself mold remediation, many people ask “What Is A Mold Inspection”. You will need a mold inspection if there is knowledge that water damage has been introduced longer than two days. It is recommended that you choose an independent professional mold inspection company that is not affiliated with mold remediation due to a conflict of interest. Mold levels that are elevated can lead to serious health problems, especially in children, elderly, and anyone

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