Mold

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Mold Really Is Manageable. Describes a complicated mold remediation project in two new residence halls at a North Carolina University. The breakout was attributed to leakage from steam lines that the buildings were connected... 06/30/2005
Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings. This document describes how to investigate and evaluate moisture and mold problems in educational facilities. Presents key steps for implementing a remediation plan. Provides a checklist for... 08/31/2008
Mold Update Center McGraw-Hill Construction's Mold Update Center provides the latest news from McGraw-Hill publications as well as regional and national news sources. Includes an Ask the Experts section and...
Mold: Cause, Effect and Response. This paper offers a review of a variety of scientific, technical and medical resources to answer questions and to educate readers about the complex and often controversial issues surrounding mold... 02/28/2002
Mold: The Whole Picture. Pt. 2, Assessment of Mold Problems. It takes a number of specialists from different fields to do an adequate assessment of a mold problem in a building. This article defines the problem, describes the detective work that must be done,... 12/31/1998
Mold: What Science Says Now Recent studies can help facility managers cut through the hype and understand the real risks of mold in buildings. This article discusses the findings of six scientific studies. It also recommends... 11/30/2005
Molds in School This article provides an excellent introduction to the issue of mold in schools, linking to definitions and further resources on the subject. 10/06/2003
Molds, Toxic Molds, and Indoor Air Quality. This paper provides background information on molds, their potential health effects, and how they relate to indoor air quality. This discusses properties of mold that pose a threat to human health.... 02/28/2001
Moldy Buildings: Troubling Trend for Many Districts. According to experts, mold in schools is no accident, but rather the legacy of cheap construction materials, poor ventilation, and sloppy maintenance, which allows leaks to go unchecked or be... 09/25/2001
Occurrence and Characteristics of Moisture Damage in School Buildings. Reports on the investigation of moisture damage in 41 Finnish school buildings. 31 buildings had notable moisture damage observations and 10 buildings did not. This distinction was used in order to... 12/31/2001
Poor Design, Construction and Maintenance Contribute to Mould in School Portables Due to inherant faults in the design, construction and poor maintenance practices, portable classroom buildings are a breeding ground for mould. Portables are prone to roof, wall and window leaks,... 02/28/1999
Prescription for Mold Prevention. Advises on response to water damage in buildings, emphasizing immediate action to remove water, assess moisture damage, dry or remove materials, isolate the affected area, and document all findings.... 02/28/2009
Preventing Mold and Mildew. Improperly installed chilled water distribution systems promote the growth of mold and mildew. This article presents several examples of schools in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Michigan where mold has... 11/30/2001
Preventing Mold Growth in Temporary School Structures. Any school building, permanent or temporary, can support mold growth, given the right materials being wetted for long enough. However, for a number of reasons, temporary buildings, including portable... 12/31/2001
Preventing Water Woes A building's exterior should look good, and it should keep the exterior environment out while providing a healthy, comfortable interior environment for occupants. This article takes a closer... 05/31/2004
Proper Masonry Details Can Beat the Mold Menace This discusses the primary means of limiting water penetration through masonry, including a good bond between units and mortar, full head and bed joints, adequate allowance for expansion and... 03/31/2004
Protecting Against ... A Rise in Toxic Mold Litigation Toxic mold lawsuits are profliferating across the country. This discusses defending against these claims. The authors contend that scientific research does not yet support any causal relationship... 05/31/2005
Recommended Best Practices for Mold Investigations in Minnesota Schools. The goal of this document is to assist school district staff in their initial efforts to investigate the causes and severity of indoor mold problems and to find appropriate, cost-effective solutions... 10/31/2001
Recommended Best Practices for Mold Remediation in Minnesota Schools Topics covered include communication strategies, pre-remediation assessment, determining the scope of the remediation project, use of administrative controls, contaminant removal considerations, and... 05/31/2003
Reducing Health Risks on Campus. Advises on handling asbestos, lead, mold, and radon risks in new and existing schools, as well as during renovations. 05/31/2008
Respiratory Infections among Children in Moisture Damaged Schools. Reports on a study of the association between respiratory infections and moisture damage in different types of school buildings. Both old and new buildings with wooden and concrete/brick frame were... 12/31/2001
Respiratory Symptoms and Infections among Children in a Day-Care Center with Mold Problems. The prevalence of irritative symptoms and the incidence of respiratory infections among children in a day-care center affected by mold were compared with those in a reference day-care center. A... 02/28/1995
School Advanced Ventilation Engineering Software. (SAVES) SAVES is a free software package that architects, engineers, school officials, and others can use to determine what type of ventilation equipment provides the best advantages for their unique... 12/31/2005
School Mold Problems Spur Growth Of Cleanup Industry. As more and more schools confront the problem of mold, plenty of individuals and companies, some reputable and some not, are seeking to profit from the situation. [Free subscriber registration is... 02/03/2004
Schools, Mould, and Health - An Intervention Study. The aim of the intervention study was to find out whether the moisture and mould repairs of the school buildings have an effect on the exposure to indoor air pollutants, on the respiratory health of... 12/31/1999

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