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sick building syndrome

Sick Building Syndrome:

What if your Indoor Environment is Making You Sick? Is it possible that indoor environmental contaminants can make a difference to your health status? Indoor Air Quality and Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) are terms many people do not think about often or they may not be familiar with these terms at all. However, the contaminants in the air you breathe and on the surfaces you touch inside your home, business or school (i.e., your indoor environments) can affect your health. If you feel sick...
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Black Mold & Toxic Mold

  The news media often refers to black mold or toxic mold. These terms are usually associated with the mold Stachybotrys , a type of greenish-black mold that requires significant water damage in order to grow. Black mold can grow in any room or location and sometimes is referred to as toxic mold Stachybotrys chartarum (black mold) has been associated with more severe health effects in some people. The presence of BLACK MOLD does NOT necessarily mean that Stachybotrys mold or...
Alternaria

Research Project

HOME ASSESSMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TRIGGERS OF ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES Susan Flappan CIH, Charles Barnes PhD, Adriana Frances MD, Chitra Dinakar MD, Jay Portnoy MD The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics 2401 Gillham Road Kansas City, Missouri 64108 Background Allergen avoidance is important to control environmentally triggered asthma. In 1997 the Allergy Section at Children's Mercy Hospital (KCMO) set up a new program to evaluate exposures to asthma and allergy triggers inside the...
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Remediation Guide

Mold Remediation for Indoor Environments - New York City Guidelines

Mold remediation guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments