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Environmental Hazard History
In the 1980’s the country began playing much closer attention to the materials that were being used to build our homes and businesses. The main driver of this was asbestos. Between the 1940’s and 1980’s, asbestos was regularly used in many different construction materials. These materials were used as insulation, reinforcing products, fire protection and heat absorption. Though there was some evidence that these materials posed health risks, a formal study was not completed until the late 1960’s. By 1978, the…READ MORE →
You’ve always been told that mold grows in dark, damp places, right? If this is true, then why do desert areas like Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson and the Inland Empire see mold flourish? Mold normally grows best in areas that have higher humidity and larger amounts of rainfall. This suggests that areas like Portland, Seattle and Florida will see the highest levels of mold growing. However, this is not always the case. Commercial buildings and residences in Arizona, California and Nevada also experience mold infestations because of four key reasons.
This type of mold is the most deadly mold species. It has killed several thousand people over the last several years. Unfortunately, for those living in desert areas, this mold only grows in drier desert soils. This type of mold can cause chest pain, fever, coughing and several other symptoms. The mold spores can be stirred up into the air by construction, farming and simply the wind. Wind is generally what causes this mold to come into…READ MORE →