Why and Where Mold Grows

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Mold Growth Mold can grow on virtually any organic material as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that grow on: • Wood • Paper • Carpet • Food • Insulation Because mold eats or digests what it is growing on, it...

Mold Litigation

In 2002, the U.S. International Trade Commission reported that according to one estimate, US insurers paid over $3 billion in mold-related lawsuits, more than double the previous year’s total. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2003 there were over...

Did Mold Suddenly Become Safe?

I remember the lawsuits and hysteria surrounding the mold problems of Erin Brockovich, the Ballards in Texas, and even Ed McMahon with his sheepdog, Muffin. “Black Mold” was called the “next asbestos” — and the media frenzy was on. But today, we just don’t hear very...