|WHY is mold suddenly an issue?
Actually, mold problems and solutions were documented more than 3000
years ago in the Book of Leviticus of the Old Testament. Today
scientists suspect that the 'curse' of the tombs in ancient Egypt can be
attributed to mold spores. Some even suspect that ingesting
mold-contaminated food caused the dementia of persons suspected to be
witches in Salem, Massachusetts nearly 400 years ago.
There are two reasons mold is more prevalent today: Construction
materials, especially drywall, carpet, paints and wallpapers now contain
more cellulose, the perfect substrate for mold growth. Not one of the
three little piggies was dumb enough to build a house out of paper!
Compounding the problem, tighter building designs evolved from the
energy crisis of the 70s, resulting in buildings that are not properly
ventilated and do not ‘breathe.’ Contaminated air is continually
recycled and confined spaces result in a perfect environment for mold
the fungus among us
why mold today?
types of mold
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