Mold Testing Laws: New Hampshire joins several states regulating mold testing by requiring licensing of mold inspectors and remediators. Additionally, the law states that it is illegal to conduct both the testing and remediation by the same company.
This is an excellent post by my client and expert Dr. Judy Tsafrir. There is a great need for further understanding the mental health impacts of toxic mold. If you suffer from the psychiatric symptoms of mold or have further questions regarding this topic please contact Dr. Judy from her website http://www.judytsafrirmd.
Whether your basement is a dungeon or a showpiece, it likely needs some TLC to achieve a healthy environment. Basement air is generally worse than the rest of the home due to an overall lack of cross flow ventilation, higher sustained humidity, and ample amount of settled dusts.
Penicillium, a genus of ascomycetous fungi, has a long history of interaction with mankind; sometimes beneficial and sometimes harmful, the genus Penicillium contains over 300 species and remains poorly understood by the general public despite its widespread medical use.
Thanks to prolific and often hyperbolic media exposure in recent decades, there are a lot of myths about mold. Some people believe, for example, that all types of mold are extremely dangerous, or that only so-called “toxic black mold” poses a real risk, when in reality, neither of these common perceptions are true.
IndoorDoctor is on the scene with TV Channel 5 News advising homeowners impacted by flooding on the proper protocol to deal with the aftermath. Improper cleanup will likely lead to a very serious toxic mold issue. A sound game plan with independent analysis and testing will ensure successful restoration of the property.
Do you or know somebody who lives in a home with the noxious “Basement Smell”? Based on thousands of assessments we’ve conducted and the resulting tens of thousands of samples processed as Indoor Air Quality Specialists, I can say with certainty that basement air is the most compromised air in every house.